Julia Jackson is the middle daughter of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson, and has had an interest in wine for as long as she can remember. Julia says that even though she’s been exposed to winemaking since she was a child, she never grew tired of learning about wine from the business perspective.
Julia Jackson is a native of San Francisco, and was born in 1988. She remembers that her father would make her and her siblings sort and pick grapes in the hot California weather, and always emphasized the importance of hard work to them. Jackson says that her father wanted to make sure that his family appreciated the effort that it took to achieve true success.
Jackson worked at her family’s wineries during the summers and after school. While working, she befriended the daughter of a French employee. The girls formed a lifelong friendship, and Julia was even inspired to study in Paris and become fluent in French because of her friend. While in France, she visited many of the vineyards to learn more about the beauty and intricacy of winemaking. During her college days at Scripps where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, she was even able to teach French to middle schools, since she had mastered the language by then.
Julia Jackson is now working with the international sales team for Jackson Family Wines. Her goal is to introduce her family’s quality wines to a new generation of wine enthusiasts on an international level.