Julia Jackson shares that she’s also had an interest in the wine industry. After all, her family has been in the business for quite some time. Jackson is the middle child of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines, and has added the family business to her impressive list of accomplishments.
Jackson is a native of San Francisco and was born in 1988. She remembers her father making her and her siblings pick and separate grapes in extremely hot weather while he emphasized the importance of working hard. Julia recalls that her father always make sure his sure appreciated the process of becoming successful and didn’t take anything for granted.
After school and in the summertime, Julia worked at many of the family’s wineries and formed a lifelong friendship with the daughter of one of the family’s employees. The girl only spoke French, which piqued Julia’s interest in the language and led her to spend a summer in Bordeaux. While there, Jackson immersed herself in the culture and learned about French methods for making wine. After mastering French, she also took a sixth grade teaching position while in college.
Now, Julia Jackson works with her family as part of the sales team at Jackson Family Wines. She is responsible for introducing the intricacies of wine to a younger generation, and is qualified to appeal to a world market.