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Julia Jackson: Empowering Wine and Women

Julia JacksonJulia Jackson and the sprawling legacy of the Jackson Family Wines includes Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, which is located in the green hills of the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon. Specializing in Pinot Noir and old-vine Riesling, one gets the luxury of the small batch care and exciting passion that goes into each bottle.The Jackson Family Wines is a family business, Ms Jackson is the youngest child of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. Julia Jackson has mastered her duties as spokesperson for the family and winery. Educated first at Scripps College, a liberal arts women’s college founded in 1926 in Claremont, California, where she received a bachelor’s degree in art, than continuing her education at Stanford School of Business where she pursued her graduate studies.

Jackson duties are not confined within the winery world but also includes running CamJulia Jacksonbria: Seeds of Empowerment Giving Program, which she founded. This program awards $100,000 annually in grants to not-for-profit organizations that foster empowerment in women and acknowledges those who have overcome difficulties, celebrates the strength of women in leadership roles and honors women mentors.Jackson herself embraces Seeds of Empowerment’s mission. She and her sister, Katherine are working vintners, and her mother oversees daily operations as an owner.Julia Jackson has graciously, and with pride, taken on many responsibilities working with the Jackson Family Wine while continue to participate and work in a leadership role with the Cambria: Seeds of Empowerment Giving Program.

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