Winemaking is an art form as well as a craft. There are a lot of factors that must be in place for producing great tasting wine. The soil and the climate conditions play a vital roll in how well the grapes will manifest. Then there’s the storage process. In other words, rushing through the vinification process can put a few dollars in your pocket, but it won’t last for a long term. Julia Jackson, proprietor at Jackson Family Wines, is one of the leading female personnel in this male dominated industry. She can do just about anything that her male counterparts can do, if not better.Her very own nonprofit organization, Seeds of Empowerment, is a true testament to her success. This organization is the epitome of “girl power,” and it awards people/organizations with cash grants. On an annual basis, Seeds of Empowerment donates to the tune of $100,000. Julia also works with Jackson Family Wines.
This company was actually founded by her parents. Julia, the youngest daughter of the couple, spent plenty of hours helping her father pick grapes. Though she wasn’t much interested in the business at that time, she had grown to love the business after she became an adult. While living and working in France, Julia immersed herself into the culture by learning about distribution and sales. Some days she would work up to 14 hours, but all of this hard work has paid off. Jackson Family Wines have wineries in Italy, France, Chile, Australia and in South Africa. The company has dramatically grown over the years thanks to its great services. It produces some of the best tasting wines like:
- Pinot Noir
Julia Jackson and Jackson Family Wines are a winning combination, but who knows just how much greater they will be in the next few years.