Winemaking is truly an art form. Many people think of it as just a simple process of picking grapes from a vine. If it were that simple then everyone would be producing this flavorfully rich beverage. Winemaking does require the selecting and storing of grapes, but there are many other important factors. The soil, the region’s climate and the growing conditions play a vital role in producing quality grapes. Who’s better to understand the process of vinification more so than Julia Jackson? This remarkable woman is the proprietor of Jackson Family Wines. This company has been in business since 1982, and it has flourished thanks to its variety of wines. Founded by the late Jess Jackson, he instilled in his family a sense of purpose and hard work.Julia is just one of many siblings, and they all had to earn their place within the business. This came from working long hours in the fields of the Pacific Northwest.
As a child, Julia would have to sort and pick grapes with her siblings, but who knew that this would manifest into a full-fledged career. Julia has attended Stanford University as well as Scripps College. While working in one of the family’s wineries in France, Julia began to get a better appreciation of the winemaking process. This is when her passion truly took over as she began to learn all about the business, and its many divisions.With such success, she is operating her very own nonprofit organization. Cambria Seeds of Empowerment celebrates female leadership and ambition. Jackson Family Wines also benefits from Julia’s work as she designs the company website, and she designs the art of the bottles. Clone 4 Chardonnay is very popular as it has the perfect balance of acidity and fruit flavoring. Julia Jackson’s talent can’t be denied, and her love for winemaking can’t be discredited.