“I’ve always had an interest in wine,” says Julia Jackson, middle daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke.
“I know that sounds silly considering we were surrounded by wine and winemaking our whole lives, but I truly was interested in the business from as far back as I can remember.”
Born in San Francisco, CA, in 1988, Julia recalls her father making the kids pick and sort grapes in 100-degree weather while he explained the importance of hard work. “My dad always made sure we appreciated what it took to become successful — I’ve never forgotten that.”
After school and during the summers, Julia worked at several of the Jackson family wineries, even working a harvest abroad in Bordeaux learning the ropes of winery production and winemaking.
Julia now works within the marketing department, as well as with the International Sales Team, helping to introduce her family’s wines to a new generation of wine drinkers around the globe.