Julia Jackson who is the daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke admittedly has always had a strong interest in wines, but she has also expressed a strong interest in the business aspect of how running a winery works also. Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1988 and remembers helping her father sort and organizes crates of grapes even when it was 100+ degrees outside all to help the family business continue to work even through the hottest summer months. That nasty, sweaty, hard work is an impression that has stuck with Jackson and she has not forgotten that lesson that taught her since.
Julia Jackson now works at the Jackson Family Wines company and is working to help introduce a whole new generation of young people to the family’s prestigious wines. The Jackson Family Wines is run on many principals including one of sustainability as they strive to practice the best farming practices that have minimal impact on the environment and the world around them while harvesting quality crops with which to make their wines. The family has a 5-step plan in place to use the best farming practices available in the modern century and hopes to have all steps of that plan implemented by 2021. They use these crops to hand craft some of the world’s finest wines, and they use some of their profit to donate to some great causes to help make their communities a better place. View Julia’s profile page on linkedin.com.
The charitable giving the company does benefit many different charities including the Red Cross, United Way, and the Boys & Girls Clubs as well as they have provided over $6 million to individual charities throughout Sonoma County where their vineyards and businesses are located. The Jackson Family Wine company gives a lot more to the community than great wine, but they help anyone who is out there that just seems to need a helping hand! These donations and this movement the company partakes in not only provide themselves with a sustainable family business, but it also has bettered the lives of countless people in their local California communities, and has helped make California a better place to live thanks to their generosity and philanthropic work!