On the face of it, the wine business might not seem like the best fit for a woman wanting to empower and inspire the next generation of businesswomen. Wine is somewhat out of favor with millennials and the public image of the industry might appear on the face of it to be a bit stuffy and male-centric.
Even though Julia Jackson was born into the wine business, she also believes it’s the perfect way to inspire young women looking to make a difference. She’s the youngest daughter of Jess Jackson, who founded the Jackson Family Wines. After graduating from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Jackson became the spokeswoman for Cambria Estates Windery, which was founded by her mother in 1987. Jackson says her mother inspired her and she now hopes to do the same for the next generation of young businesswomen.
In 2014, Jackson founded “Cambria Seeds Of Empowerment,” which awards grants to non-profits that work to celebrate the “Warrior Women” who have overcome personal adversity on their way to making a difference.
That support of women is also present in the Cambria Family Wines business. Two of the winery’s best-recognized wineries are named for Julia & her sister Kate and in 2010 Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir a wine of the year. Although Jackson says her personal favorite varietal is a Cabernet grown in Sonoma County. She also recommends a Jackson Family Wines Cabernet-Shiraz blend called The Peake from Australia. Read more on Los Angeles Confidential.