Julia Jackson is a proprietor at Kendall-Jackson Family Wines, and she is the middle daughter of Founder Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. She currently works within the marketing department, but she also assists the international sales team. Julia is highly trained in the wine arts. She once harvested grapes in Bordeaux, France, and she can recall spending her youth out in the fields with her father during California heat waves.In 2010, Julia graduated from Scripps College with a B.A. in Studio Art. She then attended the Stanford Summer Institute of General Management. She holds a certificate from the Stanford Business School.
The Wide World of Kendall-Jackson Family Vineyards
Kendall-Jackson is well-known in the United States for their excellent Sonoma County wines, but the company also has vineyards in locations around the world. Julia trained at many of them, and this diversity has assisted her in becoming a master of the winemaking process.Julia trained at the Château Lassègue in France during her youth. Other Kendall-Jackson Family Wineries include Capensis in South Africa and Arcanum in Italy. Australia and Chile also have Kendall-Jackson Family Vineyards, and Julia spent considerable time at many of them. Julia also spent time training as a professional sommelier.
In 2014, Julia founded a non-profit program called Seeds of Empowerment. Every year, Julia’s foundation grants $100,000 to females that strive for societal and eco-friendly change. Seeds of Empowerment seeks to help women affect changes that lead to new opportunities for underprivileged populations.Seeds of Empowerment is part of the Cambria Estate Vineyard and Winery. Women own and operate Cambria, and Julia is one its Founders. The Kendall-Jackson wineries also support over forty different non-profit organizations such as the United Way, the Red Cross, and the Sonoma County Justice Center.