Winemaking is one of those sophisticated activities that requires a specific taste. The average “Joe blow” wouldn’t have a clue on how to successful make wine because it’s more than just picking and storing grapes. Family Wine Collection has grown into a premier brand. Founded by Jess Jackson in 1982, this small family business would grow into a well-established company in the years to come. Julia Jackson, the youngest daughter of Jess Jackson, would spend a lot of her time as a child picking grapes. This would sometimes be in 100-degree temperatures. This action would instill an appreciation for hard work and character within all of the children.
Julia Jackson, the youngest sibling, actually followed more in her mom’s footsteps. As of today, she is a spokesperson for Cambria Estates. Julia would attend college at Scripps College and at Stanford University. A couple of academic degrees later, she would find herself in Bordeaux, France. This is where Julia developed a strong passion for the wine industry. While living here with a close friend, she would gain all of the necessary insight on how to run a successful vinification business. Julia took this knowledge and ran with it in a sense. Being a representative of the family business, she does a lot of travelling to foreign locations. Family Wine Collection just so happen to own wineries across the globe and what Julia Jackson knows.
This is a male dominated industry, but Julia Jackson is changing the status quo. Her nonprofit organization, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, is a winner. This organization is strictly about “girl power,” and it donates up to $100,000 on an annual basis to other organizations. Champ de Reves is one of the company’s premier brands. This Pinot Noir is aromatically-charged thanks to its high elevation growing conditions. This is only one of many fine wines from Family Wine Collection and with Julia Jackson at the forefront, this company will certainly produce many more in the years to come and her blog About.me.