Julia Jackson is the proprietor of Jackson Family Wines and currently works in conjunction with the sales team. She was born in San Francisco, CA in 1988 and from an early age was completely immersed in some of the basic elements of the family business. As a child, Julia Jackson became interested in the operations of Jackson Family Wines, even picking grapes for her father in adverse temperatures, which she regards as a key element of her appreciation for a powerful work ethic. Julia Jackson’s early interest in wine and its production led her to a lifelong friendship with the daughter of a French employee at her father’s company. As this friendship blossomed, so did her appreciation for France and the many nuances associated with French culture.
Julia Jackson attended Scripps College and the Stanford Summer Institute of General Management between 2006 and 2010, after which she ventured to Bordeaux, France to further her business endeavors. While in Bordeaux, she focused on French sales distribution and to oversee harvests at the Chateau Lassegue, which is owned by Jackson Family Wines. Recalling her time picking grapes under the supervision of her father, she often worked 14 hour days while getting accustomed to her new position. As Julia Jackson continued her meteoric ascension, she began focusing her attention on Sonoma County, championing their wines over the wines of Napa Valley, CA, and their considerable reputation. Two of the wines that have gained significant traction due to her backing are the local favorites, Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay, both produced by Jackson Family Wines. Julia Jackson has her own theory as to why the wines of Sonoma County haven’t historically been as renowned as their Napa Valley counterparts, concluding that it was not due to lack of quality, but due to insufficient marketing resources.