In Lake County, California, the Jackson Family Wines first started out creating wines. Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke gave birth to a number of children who would go on to carry the family business further than their parents first started doing. The family business now carries over 47 different wine brands across 4 continents.
Back in 1982, there was a fermentation that hit their winery however even after the stuck fermentation occurred, the Chardonnay was able to hold on to the taste of sweetness. Once it seen this as a positive, they went on to create some of the fastest growing wines within the history of wine making.
Jess and Barbara were innovators and for this reason, they have been able to market wines and create wines that others consider to be outside of the box. The business found success and has since went on to focus on the luxury brands since the very late of the 90’s. One that they focus heavily on is the Cabernet and Pinot Noir.
Julia Jackson grew up in the fields plucking grapes and sorting through grapes that were pulled during the 100 degree weather in California. It was no surprise that even though she spent all those years in the fields that she would go on to work for the family business. She grew up in the fields and then went on to college at Scripps College to earn her bachelor’s degree before she would take on a general management course over the summer which helped her to better understand management of businesses. She then went on to France to study further and to learn new styles of winemaking. While in France, she made lifelong friendships and learned how to speak French fluently. Due to this, Julia was able to go further in helping others by teaching French to 6th graders during her college early years.
Julia works now alongside all her family members who are helping to carry on the Jackson Family name.