Julia Jackson has been interested in wine and winemaking for as long as she can remember. She is the middle daughter of esteemed winemakers Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. She shares that even though it may seem that she would be turned off by the business since she’s been inundated with it her entire life; Julia asserts that her love for wine has been lifelong.
Jackson is a native of San Francisco and remembers that her father used to make her and her siblings sort and pick grapes in the hot California sun while he emphasized the value of hard work. Julia says that her father made sure his children would be able to appreciate the success that comes from commitment and dedication.
During the summers and after school, Julia worked at the Jackson family wineries, and she formed a close, lifelong friendship with one of the French-speaking daughters of a winemaker who worked for the family. The friendship motivated Julia to perfect her French, and she spent the summer in Bordeaux to learn more about the French process of winemaking. Her time in Bordeaux also helped her to understand the nuances of French culture. Julia counts this experience as one of the highlights of her life. Her proficiency in French also led her to a teaching position in college, where she taught French to middle schoolers.
Currently, Julia works with the Jackson Family Wines international sales team, and helps to introduce the family’s quality wines to a younger generation of wine enthusiasts around the world. Know more about Julia on Orlando Style Magazine.