“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.”
Julia Jackson, a second-generation proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, has dedicated her life to the environment on a global scale. Julia founded Grounded, a non-profit organization, to identify and accelerate the most impactful solutions to ensure a livable planet.
With a goal to address the global climate crisis, Julia launched Grounded in 2018, convening scientists, policymakers, world leaders, investors and front-line organizations at its inaugural summit to elevate and amplify scalable climate solutions. Now, guided by Julia’s leadership, Grounded aims to make a tangible difference in our planet’s trajectory through connecting, convening, and catalyzing transformative global change.
Julia spent a decade working within the family’s business, focused on marketing, brand creation, and international sales, bringing this global perspective and expertise to her work in the environmental space. Her track record of working on transformative issues has earned awards and recognition including North Bay Business Journal’s 2019 Top Women in Business, Culinary Institute of America Commencement Speakers 2019, UN Women Entrepreneur Speaker 2019, and honors from the Global Green organization. She is a graduate of Scripps College in California.