The Santa Maria Valley region of California is one of the best, most well-respected wine growing regions in the world. The environment here is very luscious, especially when it comes to growing grapes. This is also the home to one of the leading wine producers in the world and that wine producer is Jackson Family Wines. This company was founded by Jess Jackson back in the early 1980s. Jess Jackson and his family would go on to take this small brand to another level of success. Barbara Banke, Jess’ Wife, handled much of the business side of things, and their kids helped out in many ways. Those kids are actually grown now days, and they have continued the daily operations on these hallowed grounds.The youngest daughter, Julia Jackson, got a hands-on approach from a young age. She would work in the fields along side of her siblings and father.
At the time, Julia was very young, and she had no interest in this profitable industry. She would go on to do some modeling in Los Angeles as well as attend the prestigious Stanford University. Julia completed an intense general management program here in which she obtained certification. She also attended Scripps College and earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art. Julia’s close friend just so happened to be a French girl. After studying about the business in Bordeaux, France, she would return home to begin her professional career.Julia works as a representative for Jackson Family Wines, and this company is well-known throughout the world. Its Fog Tide Chardonnay is very fruity as well as being aged in steel tanks. Seeds of Empowerment is Julia’s pride and joy. This organization epitomizes what she stands for as it celebrates female ambition in the work place. All in all, this is the Santa Maria Valley way of a successful wine producer.