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23 Black-Owned Wine Businesses in the U.S.

23 Black-Owned Wine Businesses in the U.S.

What time is it? It's wine time! For all of you melanated wine lovers, we've compiled a list of Black-owned wine businesses in the U.S. for you to check out. 

 

We've included information about each Black owned wine business, including average wine costs using the following scale: 

(1) 🍷 = Less than $20

(2) 🍷🍷 = $20+ 

(3) 🍷🍷🍷 = $30+

(4) 🍷🍷🍷🍷 = $40+

(5) 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 = $50+

(6) 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 = $60+

(7) 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 = $70+

 

Here are 23 Black owned wine businesses in the U.S.:

1. Brown Estate 

Black owned wine - Brown Estate

Image source: Bevel

About: Brown Estate is a family owned and operated private estate winery. In 1980, mama and daddy Brown purchased and rehabilitated the Brown Estate land. In 1996, the Brown family (mama and daddy Brown and the 3 Brown siblings) began making wine under the Brown Estate label.

Location: Napa Valley, California (Chiles Valley district)

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Zinfandel (Rosé) - 🍷🍷
  • Muscat Blanc & Viognier blend - 🍷🍷
  • Merlot, Petite Sirah & Zinfandel blend - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Zinfandel - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Petite Sirah - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel blend - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Charbono - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

2. Abbey Creek Vineyard

Black owned wine business  - Abbey Creek Vineyard

About: Bertony Faustin is an Anesthesia Technician by trade and the heart and soul of Abbey Creek Vineyard, which is a family-owned vineyard named after the creek that runs through the property.

Location: North Plains, Oregon

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Pinot Gris - 🍷🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷🍷
  • Pinot Noir - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon & Petite Syrah blend - 🍷🍷🍷

3. Indigené Cellars

Black owned wine business - Indigené Cellars

About: Created by Raymond Smith, Indigené Cellars is a family-owned winery whose mission is to find perfectly balanced blends and exquisite varietals.

Location: Carmel Valley, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Moscato (Muscat of Alexandria & Orange Muscat blend) - 🍷
  • Sangiovese, Malbec & Merlot blend - 🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah & Merlot blend - 🍷🍷
  • Grenache Blanc - 🍷🍷
  • Syrah - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Pinot Noir - 🍷🍷🍷

4. Charles Wine Company

Black owned wine business - Charles Wine Company

About: Charles Wine Company is a family-owned and managed wine company that makes and distributes wines from the finest varietals in California.

Location: Lodi Appellation of California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Symphony (Muscat & Grenache Gris blend) - 🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷
  • Pinot Noir - 🍷🍷
  • Zinfandel - 🍷🍷

5. Theopolis Vineyards

Black owned wine business - Theopolis Vineyards

About: Theopolis Vineyards is a small lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery owned and founded by Theodora R. Lee aka Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards.

Location: Yorkville Highlands Appellation of California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Petite Sirah (Rosé) - 🍷🍷
  • Symphony (Muscat of Alexandria & Grenache Gris blend) - 🍷🍷
  • Petite Sirah - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Pinot Noir - 🍷🍷🍷🍷

6. Taste By Chef Rhonda

Black owned wine business - Taste By Chef Rhonda

About: Chef Rhonda Russell is the owner of Taste Collection Cellars. Her passion is educating and demystifying wine and food, particularly Creole and Cajun food. Her services include private guided wine tastings and classes that involve cooking and pairing foods with wine, among other things.  

Location: Chef Rhonda's business is in Houston, Texas. The majority of the wines in her cellar are from Lodi, California. 

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Chardonnay - 🍷
  • Malbec - 🍷
  • Cabernet Franc - 🍷
  • Syrah (Rosé)  - 🍷
  • Zinfandel - 🍷
  • Sauvignon Blanc - 🍷

7. FLO Wine

Black owned wine business - FLO Wine

About: FLO Wine, aka For the Love of...Wine, is owned by the Jazz musician Marcus Johnson.

Location: The wines are bottled in northern California and created using grapes from appellations in California. 

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel blend - 🍷
  • Moscato - 🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷

8. Maison Noir Wines

Black owned wine business - Maison Noir Wines

About: Maison Noir Wines was founded by sommelier André Hueston Mack. The wines are  "garage wines" and were initially created for some of New York's best restaurants for whom Mack was a sommelier.  

Location: Oregon (Eola-Amity Hills AVA, McMinnville AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and Dundee Hills AVA)

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Riesling with Pinot Blanc & Viognier blend - 🍷
  • Pinot Gris - 🍷
  • Rosé - 🍷
  • Syrah with Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot blend - 🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷🍷
  • Pinot Noir - 🍷🍷🍷🍷

9. Domaine Curry

Black owned wine business - Domaine Curry

Image source: San Francisco Chronicle

About: Domaine Curry is a partnership between Ayesha Curry and her sister-in-law, Sydel Curry. They teamed up with John Schwartz of Napa’s Coup de Foudre winery to create their wine. 

Location: Napa Valley, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

10. Charles Woodson Wines

Black owned wine business - Charles Woodson Wines

About: Charles Woodson discovered his appreciation for wine when he arrived in Napa with the Oakland Raiders for training camp. His friend, Rick Ruiz, took him behind the scenes at the Robert Mondavi Winery where he learned the process of making wine. The two of them worked together with Gustavo A. Gonzalez, an international winemaking consultant, to create Charles Woodson Wines.

Location: Napa Valley, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

11. Corner 103

Black owned wine business - Corner 103

About: Corner 103 is a tasting room owned and founded by Lloyd Davis. It offers an educational wine tasting experience of high-end Sonoma County AVA wines. Wines can also be purchased online.

Location: Sonoma County AVA, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Vigonier - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah & Grenache blend - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Pinot Noir - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Zinfandel - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah & Malbec blend - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Malbec - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Petite Sirah - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Syrah - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Franc - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

12. Wade Cellars

Black owned wine business - Wade Cellars

About: NBA player Dwayne Wade loved Napa Valley wines so much that he decided to follow his heart and make a great wine of his own. With the help of his dear friend Jayson Pahlmeyer, who has consistently produced iconic Napa Valley wines, Wade Cellars was born. 

Location: Napa Valley, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Rosé - 🍷🍷
  • Zinfandel, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

13. Edelheiss Wine

Black owned wine business - Edelheiss Wine

About: Rodney E. Foster's love of fashion, travel, and the luxurious lifestyle took him to St. Moritz, Switzerland where he developed a love for Gluhwein, or Hot Mulled Wine, which originated in Germany. Edelheiss Wine was founded by Mr. Foster and Reemt Peters, a German native and wine lover. 

Location: The wine is produced in Zellertal, Germany and sold in the U.S. 

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Red wine (all natural with cinnamon and other natural and organic mixed spices) - 🍷
  • Sparkling white wine - 🍷🍷

14. P. Harrell Wines

Black owned wine business - P. Harrell Wines

About: P. Harrell Wines is a woman-owned, private wine label that's available for parties, weddings, and corporate events. Created by Paula J. Harrell, P. Harrell Wines emerged from her passion and appreciation for wine, among other things. Paula's wine are a tribute to her family’s legacy. She named her first wines after locations that hold special meaning to her family’s life and business.

Location: Dry Creek Valley AVA, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Riesling - 🍷🍷
  • Rosé - 🍷🍷
  • Zinfandel - 🍷🍷🍷

15. Okapi Wines

Black owned wine business - Okapi

About:  Okapi is owned by Dan and his wife Kim. Their wines are created at a small vineyard called the Jungle Love Vineyard. As a young lawyer, Dan handled a case for a well-known winemaker and that experience sparked his interest in wine. Dan and his wife transformed a walnut orchard into a vineyard and Okapi was born. 

Location: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Rosé - 🍷🍷
  • Sauvignon Blanc - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Red wine blend (multiple vintages of Cabernet & a touch of Petit Verdot) - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

16. J. Moss Wines

Black owned wine business - J. Moss Wines

About: J. Moss Wines is a small, family-owned wine producer. Their goal is to produce not just good wines, but great wines from selected appellations in the Napa Valley. 

Location: Napa Valley, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Rosé (Cabernet Sauvignon) - 🍷🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 

17. Darjean Jones Wines

Black owned wine business - Darjean Jones Wines

About: As a Louisiana native and first generation African-American winemaker, the love of good food and drink is coded in Dawna Darjean Jones' DNA. She is the owner/vintner/winemaker of Darjean Jones Wines.

Location: California (Napa Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Russian River Valley)

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Rosé (Tempranillo) - 🍷🍷
  • Viognier - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Red wine blend (propietary) - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Merlot - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Franc - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

18. Longevity Wines

Black owned wine business - Longevity Wines

Image source: LA Weekly

About: Longevity Wines is a small boutique, family operated, urban style winery. Phil Long is the winemaker and he began his journey making wine in the garage with his wife Debra. Phil strives for wines that are high in quality instead of high quantities, so all of their wines are produced in small batches. 

Location: Livermore AVA, California

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Barbera - 🍷🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷🍷
  • Muscat Canelli - 🍷🍷
  • Grenache - 🍷🍷
  • Petite Sirah - 🍷🍷
  • Tempranillo - 🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Petit Verdot - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre & Petite Sirah blend - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc & Malbec blend - 🍷🍷🍷🍷

19. Markell-Bani Fine Wines and Sparkling Beverages

Black owned wine business - Markell-Bani Fine Wines  

About: Markell-Bani Fine Wines and Sparkling Beverages was founded by lifelong friends and Cincinnati natives, Gregory Markell Lawrence and Sean Bani Yisrael. They created their own wine brand because they were inspired by their passion for fine wine and wanted to respond to the under representation of African-Americans in the wine industry.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Sweet red wine (made from the Concord grape) - 🍷🍷
  • Sweet white wine (made from the Niagara grape)- 🍷🍷

20. Love Cork Screw

Black owned wine busines - Love Cork Screw

About: Love Cork Screw (LCS) is a wine and lifestyle brand. Chrishon Lampley is a negociant, wine enthusiast, and the owner and creator of LCS. Her wines tell a story. LCS buys grapes from small regional farmers, then produces, bottles and labels the wines under the trademarked LCS brand name.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • White table wine (made from Niagara grapes) - 🍷
  • Pinot Grigio - 🍷
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - 🍷
  • Red table wine (made from Concord grapes) - 🍷
  • Sweet Riesling - 🍷
  • Rosé - 🍷 

21. Frichette Winery

Black owned wine business - Frichette Winery

About: Frichette Winery is a family-owned, limited production winery that is owned by Shae Frichette and her husband Greg. This winery, tasting room, and events venue is located in the Red Mountain AVA.

Location: Washington (Red Mountain and the Columbia Valley AVAs)

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Sémillon - 🍷🍷🍷
  • Merlot - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec & Petit Verdot blend - 🍷🍷🍷🍷
  • Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

22. The McBride Sisters Collection

Black owned wine business - The McBride Sisters Collection

About: Vintners and sisters Robin and Andréa McBride were raised on different continents, but they were both raised around vineyards. They eventually found their way to each other and formed a bond over a bottle of wine. They combined the love of their environments and their passion for wine to create The McBride Sisters Collection, which reflects both of their upbringing – Robin in Monterey, California and Andréa in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Location: California and New Zealand

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Riesling - 🍷
  • Chardonnay - 🍷
  • Rosé (Brut) - 🍷
  • Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec & Petite Sirah blend - 🍷
  • Sauvignon Blanc - 🍷

23. L’Objet Noir

Black owned wine business - L’Objet Noir

About: Winemaker Danny Glover was drawn into the artistry of winemaking when Pinot Noir caught his eye. After several years at various wineries, he decided to honor his muse with a creation of his own - L’Objet Noir. He pursues the finest vineyards and fruit, turning away grapes he believes would require too much manipulation. 

Location: California and New Zealand

Types of Wine & Average Cost (per bottle):

  • Rosé  - 🍷
  • Sauvignon Blanc - 🍷🍷
  • Pinot Noir - 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Cheers! 

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GET YOUR MELANIN IS LIFE MERCH!

Sources:

Brown Estate
Abbey Creek Vineyard
Indigené Cellars
Charles Wine Company Theopolis Vineyards Taste By Chef Rhonda
FLO Wine Maison Noir Wines Domaine Curry
Charles Woodson Wines
Corner 103 Wade Cellars
Edelheiss Wine P. Harrell Wines Okapi: Jungle Love Vineyard
J. Moss Wines Darjean Jones Wines Longevity Wines
Markell-Bani Fine Wines
Love Cork Screw
Frichette Winery
The McBride Sisters Collection
L’Objet Noir

 

Date Published: December 2018





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