Cambria Estates, one of the successful companies under the Jackson Family Wines umbrella is recently touting their Vérité La Joie a Cabernet intensive Bourdeaux blend. This varietal is the darling of Julia Jackson, daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke and current spokesperson for the family business. Jackson, a graduate of Scripps College, is one of the most forceful proponents of the Cabernet grape as grown in Sonoma. She believes that the weather and soil in the Sonoma region are very well suited to this varietal, and the success of Vérité La Joie seems to be proving her right.
In addition to her duties as spokesperson for the ever successful and always growing Jackson Family Wines, Julia is kept very busy with her charitable organization Cambria Seeds of empowerment. This organization works to empower women in the workplace, and Julia credits her mother Barbar Banke as a strong influence in her belief in the success of women. Julia Jackson is well aware of the way that working in a male-dominated field can be difficult and the many challenges that can arise. Everyone is aware of how the winemaking world is mostly populated by men and the women are often pushed to the side. Through her organization, Julia is able to provide young women with the necessary tools to succeed in business, even in those fields that are typically dominated by men. Visit Arcanum Wine for more info.
Jackson Family Wines continues to expand and grow, and it is very fortunate indeed to have someone like Julia Jackson on board. Her work as a spokesperson, philanthropist, and champion of the Cabernet varietal are all evidence of her dedication and commitment to winemaking and her family’s work. Julia is able to see the potential growth in the company’s near future, but she is also aware and respectful of its history.