One of the latest offerings from the always exciting Jackson Family Wines is Vérité La Joie, a Cabernet heavy Bourdeaux blend that is perhaps unexpected, coming from the Sonoma region. This varietal is being championed by none other than Julia Jackson, the beautiful, young spokesperson for her family’s company. Jackson believes that Cabernets are a force to be reckoned with and that this particular grape varietal deserves a place beside the already popular stalwarts, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Jackson is no stranger to the California wine scene and has grown up working in the business alongside her father Jess Jackson. Her mother Barbara Banke is also a huge inspiration for Julia Jackson, and she often refers to her as a genius. In fact, the example that Barbara set for her family was part of the reason she founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment in order to reach out to what she describes as Women Warriors. A graduate of Scripps College, Julia has constantly reached out to others to share her passion and enthusiasm from a very young age.
The future of California winemaking is in good hands, and the Cambria Estates production model of small plot growing is at the forefront of the sustainability trend. The entire Jackson family shares in the work of the family business and the success of the venture is surely a group effort. The Jackson Family Wines company believe in family businesses that can be passed from one generation on to the next and the future of the Jackson business is secure. In fact, the company is constantly expanding and presently has over 20 companies located in six countries. The Jackson family looks forward to continuing to work closely together and continue to grow the business into new and exciting areas, such as the Cabernet grape varietal.