31 Black Owned Wine Businesses

Three of my favorite drinks are water, tequila and wine. Red wine specifically. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, more specifically, in case you want to send me some.

That being said, here’s a list of Black Owned Wine Businesses that will help you find your new favorite.

Black Owned Wine Businesses

Abbey Creek Vineyard (North Plains, OR)  is a small-batch winery owned by Bertony Faustin, Oregon’s first recorded Black winemaker. He produces wines like chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot noir, including several special batches.

ABBEY CREEK VINEYARD

Nyarai Cellars (Ontario, Canada) Winemaker Steve Byfield is the owner of Nyarai Cellar, one of the small yet growing collection of vintner-directed virtual operations within the Niagara region.

Okapi Vineyard (Napa, CA) Producing 300 cases per year, Okapi Vineyard produces full-bodied wines with opulent flavors balanced by sufficient tannins and complexity ages beautifully. Wines are available online and via telephone.

ASLINA WINES

Aslina Wines (Stellenboch, Cape Town)  is a wine company owned by Ntsiki Biyela, the first Black woman winemaker in South Africa.

Bodkin Wines Healdsburg, CA) has produced over 15 varietals of wine, eleven of which were scored at 90 points or higher by Wine Enthusiast.

BODKIN WINES

Brown Estate (Napa, CA) is the first and only Black-owned estate winery in Napa Valley, and is best known as one of that region’s most well-regarded zinfandel producers.

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BROWN ESTATE

Charles Woodson Wines (Napa, CA) Charles Woodson discovered his appreciation for wine in 1998 when he arrived in Napa with the Oakland Raiders for training camp. The business currently produces a Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

CHARLES WOODSON

Corner 103 Winery  (Sonoma, CA) Lloyd Davis is crafting limited production wines that showcase each varietal as well as the region in which they grow. Each wine comes from a different American Viticulture Area (AVA) of Sonoma County.

CORNER 103 WINERY

Wade Cellars (Napa, CA) NBA star Dwyane Wade partnered with winemaker Jayson Pahlmeyer to offer a selection of a cabernet sauvignon and red blend.

WADE CELLARS

Earl Stevens Selections (Mangoscato, CA) is owned by Earl Stevens aka E-40, a rap veteran and entrepreneur. His wines come in both white and red and three different blends: mangoscato, red blend (cabernet and zinfandel) and moscato.

EARL STEVENS

Simply Vino (Los Angeles, CA) Simply Vino’s Vina Sympatica™ is a bubbly blend of super fruit and wine and as its name suggests, quite simply “a likeable wine.” The concept is a play on the traditional wine spritzer – cool, classic, light and enjoyable.

The Vegan Vine (Los Angeles, CA) Retired basketball star John Salley has embraced his vegan lifestyle and love for wine by partnering up with Clos LaChance Winery for his first foray into the wine industry. Wines are sold online and at select retail locations.

Edelheiss Wine (Washington, D.C.) consists of all natural red wine, cinnamon, and other natural and organic mixed spices that make it a standout  to provide for a soothing and delightful beverage.

EDELHEISS WINE

Mouton Noir Wines  (Willamette Valley,OR) founded by iconoclastic sommelier André Hueston Mack in 2007, which incorporate a his trademark attitude and personal perspective on wine subculture. 

MOUTON NOIR WINESP. Harrell Wines (Oakland, CA) The creation of P. Harrell Wines has emerged from owner’s Paula J. Harrell’s long standing passion and appreciation for wine. Her 2013 Zinfandel, Three Fifteen is named after her childhood home in San Francisco. The 2013 Reisling, Haight Street, is a tribute to her family’s legacy.

Popcorn Chardonnay (Napa, CA) The brainchild of chef and entrepreneur R.C. Mills, Popcorn Chardonnay is a fun, accessible, unpretentious CA chardonnay brand, yet a serious wine from quality vineyards throughout coastal AVA’s.

Domaine Curry (Napa, CA) is a partnership between Ayesha Curry, her sister-in-law, Sydel Curry and John Schwartz of Napa’s Coup de Foudre winery. It’s a balanced red that is designed to drink now or be aged for five or more years.

DOMAINE CURRY

Theopolis Vineyards (Yorkville ,CA) is a small lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery that bottles a richly intense and flavorful Petite Sirah and Rosé of Petite Sirah.

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THEOPOLIS VINEYARDS

Charles Wine Company (Lodi, CA ) is a family-owned and managed with a portfolio of premium wines representing the rich diversity of the Western States: California (Northern, Central and Southern), Washington and Oregon appellations.

CHARLES WINE COMPANY

Flo Brands (Silver Spring, MD) is owned by Billboard ranked International Jazz Keyboardist/Pianist Marcus Johnson. His company sells two types of wine – a Chardonnay and a Red Blend perfect for any occasion.

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FLO WINE

Heritage Link Brands (Los Angeles, CA) Owned by husband and wife team Khary and Selena Cuffe, is the largest global importer of Black produced wine brands from across South Africa.

HERITAGE LINK BRANDS


Nyarai Cellars 
(Ontario, Canada) Winemaker Steve Byfield is the owner of Nyarai Cellar, one of the small yet growing collection of vintner-directed virtual operations within the Niagara region.

Okapi Vineyard (Napa, CA) Producing 300 cases per year, Okapi Vineyard produces full-bodied wines with opulent flavors balanced by sufficient tannins and complexity ages beautifully. Wines are available online and via telephone.

Indigenè Cellars (Paso Robles, CA) is a family-owned winery that has produced award-winning exquisite wines celebrated for their robust and pleasant flavors.

INDIGENÈ CELLARS

J Moss Wines (Napa, CA) is a small family owned wine producer who creates high quality, hand crafted lots of Cabernet Sauvignon from the appellations of Napa Valley.

J MOSS WINES

Serendipity Wines (Manassas, VA) CEO Brenda Williams believes that wine is the epitome of sophistication and fun. Living by the motto, “Be rich in life, rich in love, and rich in family and friends.”

Vina Sympatica (Los Angeles, CA) Owner Sherrijon Gaspard created Vina Sympatica wines to celebrate small wins and large victories, rooftop picnics and black-tie affairs. Premium yet met to be enjoyed every day, Vina is as versatile as you are.

L’Objet Noir (Healdsburg, CA) Dan Glover is the winemaker behind this brand.  The 2008 L’Objet Noir, Pinot Noir is from the well known Bacicalupi Vineyard located in the storied Russian River Valley.

L’OBJET NOIR

Markell-Bani (Cincinnati, OH) produces wines that entertain, surprise, and inspire beautiful moments. Regardless of one’s socio-economic status or lifestyle, Markell-Bani wines are meant to be shared and enjoyed.

MYX Fusion Moscato (New York,NY) MYX Fusions Moscato is co-owned by Nicki Minaj and Mona Scott-Young. MYX Fusions MYX is currently available in three flavors – Peach, Coconut and Original Moscato.

Vision Cellars (Windsor, CA) Owner and winemaker Mac MacDonald has become an icon of African American winemaking. He is co-founder of the Association of African American Vintners and produces several Pinot Noir wines from various vineyards in California.

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