Jackson Family Wines is a vintner in the Sonoma Valley of California. It is owned by Barbara Banke who has been in the wine business for many years. Her daughter, Julia Jackson, is the spokesperson for the company and has made many appearances in support of the brand. Julia grew up in the wine business and is a very knowledgeable source of information on how to make wine and how to pair it with food.
Julia Jackson has a degree in studio art that she earned at Scripps College in Claremont, California. In 2010 she also earned a certificate in general management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As the spokesperson of Jackson Family Wines, Julia has said that her company doesn’t chase short term trends and doesn’t target specific demographics. Instead, they make wines that stand the test of time that are made through hard work and traditional methods of wine making.
According to Julia, Sonoma is home to the best place in the world to grow Cabernets. Three of their popular wines are Cabernet’s blended with other wines. These wines have garnered respect among wine critics including Robert Parker who has given them perfect scores over nine times in the last several years. The flagship wine of Jackson Family Wines is Vérité which has been available in the United States for almost 20 years and was introduced in the United Kingdom to critical acclaim in 2015.
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In 2014, Julia Jackson established Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This is a nonprofit organization that was established to celebrate women and their accomplishments. Every year she donated $100,000 through this nonprofit which gives cash grants to other organizations that share similar ideals. As she points out, even the wine business is dominated by men. The nonprofit was created to celebrate those women who succeed in business while maintaining their authenticity.
Almost everybody wants to find the perfect job that allows the opportunity to do something that is loved and with The Traveling Vineyard that opportunity has been made available with a role as a Wine Guide. Wine is a growing market in the U.S. as increasing numbers of consumers are being turned on to a new area of enjoyment in food and drinks; The Traveling Vineyard is looking to expand on this growing sector with a range of opportunities for every Wine Guide who can build a career or add a little extra money to their life with as little hassle as possible.
The Traveling Vineyard offers a range of benefits and options for every Wine Guide to enjoy, including an extensive range of training materials available Online and using food and drinks to learn about the nature of wine tasting. Alongside the skills learned in wine tasting each Wine Guide has the chance to work with an experienced member of The Traveling Vineyard team in their local area to get the benefit of their wine tasting experience, which can help a Guide avoid making some of the early mistakes that can be seen in any new position.
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What each person considering being a Wine Guide wants to know is how much money can be made from life working with The Traveling Vineyard. Around 35 percent of sales can be earned as a commission with a sliding scale used to assist a Guide in understanding how much commission they will receive from any sales made; as with all business options the bigger the sales completed the more commission made by the individual Guide. The Traveling Vineyard also rewards each Guide for their work by offering targets that can be reached and annual harvest events to reward those who have performed at the highest levels of sales for the company.
Building upon the old traveling salesman model that was once popular in the United States and around the world, The Traveling Vineyard is bringing direct marketing to the wine business.
A group of traveling salesman working for the company, who are called wine guides, are bringing samples of the wines sold by the company directly to the people and letting them sample it for free. As the traveling salesman of the old, the wine guides not only let people sample the wines for free, but they also explain and educate the potential customer about each wine.
The Traveling Vineyard is a direct seller of wine that is based in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Its founders and key executive staff include wine lovers and former wine sellers themselves. These wine experts scour the globe in order to source the finest and most delicious wines that they think customers will enjoy.
A key part of the business model of The Traveling Vineyard is to bring people wine without them ever having to go to a liquor store or winery. The salesman, or wine guide gives sample to a person in his home, office or another planned location such as at a major wine tasting event. The customer then selects which wine he or she wants to purchase. The Traveling Vineyard then delivers the wine directly to a person’s door. Repeat orders can easily be set up or stopped at anytime. All deliveries of wine must also be signed off for to ensure delivery and freshness.
The Salesman of the Traveling Vineyard are provided with samples of wines. Their only goal is to market the wines and get customers to buy wines from the Traveling Vineyard. Every succesful sale or order that is placed by a customer will result in a commission paid to them.