The love of wine stretches back millennia, with wines being mentioned in texts thousands of years old. The current generations have brought that love of wine to new peaks, with Millennials drinking more than 42% of all wine alone in the United States last year. And more than ever, they’re making more wine as well. This holds true for Julia Jackson, the daughter of Jackson Wineries Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, who is carrying on the tradition of crafting the fine wines her family is known for on the west coast.
The San Francisco, California native, however, isn’t interested in what’s trendy at the moment so much as she is making hard work and quality wines the trademark of her family’s wines, “It’s really about the hard work that goes into our family business and we’re in it for the long haul.” Jackson fondly recalls her youth, picking grapes in the wineries in the southern California heat, a lesson that would carry over the importance of demanding work and dedication for her.
Recently Jackson also went on to found the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment program. This program celebrates and empowers women who have shown to overcome hardships and inspire others through their hard work. The program awards $100,000 each year in cash grants to non-profits that have shown equality, community, and courage in their communities. Jackson hopes to inspire young women in particular by being a role model for women that show they too can be successful leaders and more information click here.