Julia Jackson Relives Her Experiences Growing Up in a Wine Family

Northern California is renowned for among other fine things; superbly matured wines and varietals. One of the most respectable wineries in the region is the Jackson Family Wines. The company is the brainchild of the American couple, Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson. Back then, the wine organization went under the name, Kendall-Jackson Winery. Today, the establishment has risen and grown to become a global institution. The brand currently houses some of the most antique and valuable champagnes, Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and other exquisite varieties of wines.

Mad About Chardonnay

The siblings of the founding couple, Jess Jackson, and Barbara Banke would later go ahead to inherit the massive empire. The three girls, Jennifer, Julia and Laura and their brother, Christopher would take up the zeal and passion their parents had lived most of their lives for. they would remain actively involved in all the pertinent aspects of the winery and, judging by the interviews, they are often giving to the press, it looks like they absolutely adore the craft of wines and there’s nothing better they’d rather be doing with their lives.

Julia Jackson, for instance, gets quoted on the family business official website stating how she’s grown up living and breathing everything wine and wine making. Julia has fond melancholic memories of the good old days she spent with the dad collecting grapes and then crushing them as a teenager, her bio profile states.

About Julia Jackson

Julia is one of the four heirs of the Jackson Family Wines Inc. She got born in 1988 at a hospital in San Francisco, CA. The entrepreneur would later attend the Scripps College in Claremont, California to study for a course in Studio Art. She speaks fluent French which she picked traveling to Bordeaux, France in her formative years. Julia is a revered authority figure in the closely-knit wine circles of California. Their outlet now has a strong presence in well over 6 nations across the world.

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Working for Her Community: Andrea McWilliams

Andrea McWilliams is currently one of the most successful lobbyists in Texas. Having been thrust into politics as just 21 years old, she quickly showed the world what she was made of and became extremely powerful in the political realm. Having now been named in Texas Monthly’s POWER profiles and the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power, Andrea McWilliams is showing no signs of slowing down.

Andrea McWilliams helped to found McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, a consulting and lobbying firm for those companies, organizations, and non-profits that want representation on Capitol Hill. McWilliams and her husband, Dean, work together to provide a bi-partisan and unbiased approach for their clients, winning them several victories over the years. One of the latest victors was winning over $100 million in breaks and incentives for the energy industry and advanced clean coal, making Texas the first state to adopt this new way to burn coal.

Andrea McWilliams has also been very involved in her community over the years. Having been born in Austin, she finds it extremely important to preserve the architecture and culture of old Austin for the foreseeable future. She has been a President of Inherit Austin an organization that was created to protect Austin’s architecture, and is currently on the board of Preservation Austin, the Pease Park Conservancy, and Ballet Austin. McWilliams is also on the board of several other non-profits, including the Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Austin Children in Crisis, Pioneer Farms, the Mexi–Arte Museum, and Arthouse. She has been named to the Austin American-Statesman’s Fortunate 500 list and been called a “style setter” by Austin Fashion Week for her work with local non-profit organizations. She has even been given an Austin Under 40 Award and a Woman of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas for her efforts.

Andrea McWilliams will continue to work for her clients and community into the foreseeable future.