Founded by Barbara Banke, Cambria Estate Winery is an excellent addition to Jackson Family Wines, which was founded by her late husband Jess Jackson. The dream of running a successful business had finally come true and as of today, Cambria Estate Winery is Santa Maria’s premier winemaker thanks to its luscious farming environment. This is a family affair that consists of family members who own and operates the business. One of the most important figures with Cambria Estate Winery and Jackson Family Wines is Julia Jackson. Julia just so happen to be Jess and Barbara’s youngest daughter.Julia serves as a proprietor, a representative and a salesman. She has earned a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College, and she has completed the Summer Institute for General Management program at Stanford University.
Before all of this success, Julia was like any other young girl. She would help with the family chores of picking grapes as well as do a bit of modeling in Los Angeles. Julia’s love actually came from working at the company’s many wineries. While in Bordeaux, France, she would immerse herself into the culture by studying French sales, distribution, sorting tables, push-downs and many more business related activity. Sometimes the work days were up to 14 hours. Julia came back home with an exceptional portfolio in a sense, and she was fluent in speaking French. Julia’s nonprofit organization known as Seeds of Empowerment is a reflection of herself. This organization is all about female empowerment, and it donates up to $100,000 on a yearly basis. With wineries in Chile, France, Oregon, California and Italy, Jackson Family Wines have gone international. Its Merlots, Chardonnays, Champagnes and Pinot Noirs are high quality wine beverages. Its Fog Tide Chardonnay gives you the perfect blend of white peach, tropical fruit and crème.