Julia Jackson, From Grapes to Greatness

Most kids dream about growing up and becoming a fireman, astronaut, veterinarian, or some other exciting job, but not Julia Jackson. For as long as she can remember she wanted to make wine, just like her parents did. Born in 1988 in San Francisco California Julia quickly became familiar with the art of wine making. You could often find her picking and sorting grapes in one of their many winery fields.

Graduating from Scripts Collage in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Julia continued to learn the ins and outs of the wine business. In 2014 she founded the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a program that inspires “Warrior Women” who have been through hardships in their lives to help other struggling women do the same thing. The program grants $100,000 annually to non-profit organizations who share the same spirit. Read more about Julia on Running Lip.

Julia is also very vocal when it comes to the wine she loves. She recently stated that although Sonoma has a great reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it may also be the best place for Cabernet.

Julia’s family has been making wine for many years and has several wineries spread throughout the world. One of their more interesting wines is Cardinale. Produced on a limited basis in Napa Valley this wine is blended from many different mountain appellations including Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, and Spring Mountain creating a beautiful sympathy of flavor.

Julia continues to work for her family, currently alongside the international sales team. She strives to inspire and hopes to introduce her wine to a new generation.