Born in 1988 and the middle child of the proprietors of Jackson Family Wines, Jess Jackson, and Barbara Banke, Julia Jackson began her interest in winemaking at an early age. After school and during the summer, she worked at the family winery where she formed a lifelong friendship with the daughter of one of the employees, who spoke French. Because of this friendship, Julia had the opportunity to spend a formative summer in the Bordeaux region of France. While spending the summer in Bordeaux, she immersed herself in the language and culture that led to a lifelong passion.
Julia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art at Scripps College in Claremont, California in 2010 and attended the Stanford Summer Institute in General Management in 2010. Inspired by her mother, she founded the non-profit organization Cambria Seeds of Empowerment in 2014. This organization empowers women by acknowledging those who overcome adversaries as well as celebrating women leaders. In 2010, a Pinot Noir that made from Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard, was named by Wine Enthusiast as Wine of the Year. According to Julia, one of the best wines in Sonoma is the Cabernet even though regional favorites include the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay.