50 In 50: A Guide To Black-Owned Wines In The U.S.
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50 In 50: A Guide To Black-Owned Wines In The U.S.

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jul 7, 2020

If you’re looking for Black-owned wine labels to explore, below is a comprehensive list that you can support across the United States thanks to Wine Enthusiast.

Alexis George Wines

Located in Lodi,  founder George named this winery after his two children. Alexis George Wines is known for its Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Moscato.

Bodkin Wines

Founded in 2011 by Chris Christensen, Bodkin Wines is known for its sparkling Sauvignon Blanc:  the first of its kind in the United States.

Brown Estate

Brown Estate Vineyards is the first Black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley. Founded by Bassett and Marcela Brown, Brown Estate is best known as one of that region’s most well-regarded zinfandel producers.

Charles Wine Company

Founded by Paul Charles, De’Ondre Charles, and Dr. Cherise Moore in the Sierra foothills of eastern Lodi, Charles Wine Company specializes in Zinfandel, Symphony, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.

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Paul Charles

Charles Woodson Intercept

Former NFL star Charles Woodson launched Intercept after falling in love with wine during a Napa Valley during training camp while playing for the Oakland Raiders in the ’90s. The company sources grapes from California’s Central Coast.

Corner 103

Corner 103 is a tasting room in Sonoma, offering a seated wine tasting experience of high-end Sonoma County AVA wines.

Created by Lloyd Davis, Corner 103 creates wines that represent the expansive terroirs of Sonoma County and pairs them with a one of a kind, educational wine tasting experience.

Darjean Jones Wines

Owner and Winemaker Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones is behind Darjean Jones Wines.  The wine company sources from well-known vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.

Black Girl Magic

Founded by Andréa and Robin McBride, the Black Girl Magic brand carries four wines: Red Blend, Sparkling Brut Rosé, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. 

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Enat Winery

Located in East Oakland, Herb Houston and Debbie Gebeyehu started ENAT Winery in 1999. The winery specializes in tej, a traditional Ethiopian honey wine.

Flo Wine

Musician Marcus Johnson started Flo Wine in 2012. The wine company offers include a red blend, Chardonnay andMoscato.

Free Range Flower Winery

Founders Aaliyah Nitoto and Sam Prestianni source local, organic flowers for its Free Range Flower Winery in Oakland, including lavender and rose wines.

Indigené Cellars

Indigené Cellars was launched in 2008 by Raymond Smith. Located in Carmel Valley, this family-owned business offers Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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J Moss Wines

James and Janet Moss founded their small family winery in 2000. They source from their own small Napa Valley vineyard, as well as other notable sites in the region.

Le Group Gris

Partners James Pendergrass, Pete Coticchia and Michael Jeter launched Le Loup Gris in 2014. The brand was named after the grey wolves that once roamed the Napa Valley.

L’Objet Noir

Winemaker Dan Glover is behind L’Objet Noir. Grapes for this line’s Pinot Noir are sourced from the renown Bacigalupi Vineyard.

Longevity Wines

Longevity Wines was founded in 2008 by Phil Long, who also serves as president of the Association of African American Vintners. Located in Livermore Valley, you can find Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay bottlings at this winery.

LVE Collection

Award-winning artits John Legend teamed up with Napa Valley’s Raymond Vineyard in 2015 to create LVE Collection

L’ Tonya Renee Red Blend

Actor Tonya Renée Banks launched her own wine label in 2018. The company’s red blend is made in partnership with Livermore Valley’s Longevity Wines.

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Wandering Wines

Headquartered in Coconut Grove, Wandering Wines includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and others from Maule Valley, Chile.

Davine Wines

Davine Wines was created by Elena “Davine” Smith.  She produces Chardonnay, Moscato and bottled sangria, among others.

Love Cork Screw

Love Cork Screw is a wine and lifestyle brand dedicated to offering consumers wine, entertainment, and other products and services. Created by Chrishon Lampley in 2013,  each sleek wine bottle is colorful, whimsical and fun.

You can find Love Cork Screw in the Chicago-area.

Simply Love Wines

Based in Chicago,  Barbara Jackson created Simply Love Wines in 2013, with grapes from Napa Valley.

Jenny Dawn Cellars

Jenny Dawn Cellars is the first Black-owned winery in Kansas.  Located in Wichita, Jennifer MacDonald launched the brand in 2016.

Ole’ Orleans Wines

Ole’ Orleans Wines is a tribute to New Orleans and its historic legacy.  Launched by New Orleans native Kim Lewis in 2018, here is where you can find Blanc Du Blanc, Blanc Du Bois, and Merlot.

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Esrever Wines

Founded by three best friends from Queens, NY, Esrever Wines brings a new distinct flavor to the wine industry. Started in 2018 by Jasmine Dunn, Tyshemia Ladson, and Ashanti Middleton,  Esrever Wines currently serves Pinot Grigio and Moscato white blend.

Stuyvesant Champagne

Named after Brooklyn’s most notorious neighborhood, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Marvina Robinson debuted Stuyvesant Champagne in 2020 to pay homage to her home.

Davison Wine Company

Davidson Wine Co. is owned and operated by Lindsey Williams. Lindsey is a lawyer turned winemaker.

Located in Davidson,  Williams created the urban winery in 2019 where she produces more than a dozen wines.

Makell-Bani

Lifelong friends Gregory Markell Lawrence and Sean Bani Yisrael created Markell-Bani in 2008. Based in Cincinnati, the two were inspired by their passion for fine wine and a purposeful desire to respond to the under representation of African-Americans in the wine industry.

 The wines are crafted from Concord and Niagara grapes grown in Pennsylvania.

Abbey Creek Vineyard

Abbey Creek Vineyard is known as Oregon’s first Black vineyard owner. Created in 2009,  owner Bertony Faustin wanted to create a winery that felt like home – from the communal seating and music in the air. 

Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery

Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery was launched by Actor and Writer Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein in 2018.  Her brand of Blanc de Blanc and Pinot Noir is Oregon’s first Black female winery.

Maison Noir Wines

Sommelier and winemaker André Hueston Mack launched Maison Noir Wines in 2007. In addition to bottles, Maison Noir Wines includes an online shop with wine-inspired T-shirts.

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Stone Wines

Stoney Wines was established in 2019 by winemaker Donna Stoney: Oregon’s first Black female winemaker.

Shoe Crazy Wine: Founder Gwen Hurt, along with daughter Brittny, are behind this Virginia label. They work with vineyards in California, Washington, and Bordeaux.

Frichette Winery

Frichette Winery is a family-owned limited production winery crafting wines that showcase the best of the Red Mountain.

Amour Genève

Amour Genéve is the first naturally blue wine!  Coviello Salines is the brains behind this beautifully colored wine.  He figured out a way to add natural pigmentation from Italian Nebbiolo grapes to fermenting Spanish Verdejo.

Earl Stevens Selections

Earl Stevens Selections was launched by Hip-Hop artist Earl Stevens, also known as E-40 in 2013.

La Fête du Rosé

La Fête du Rosé was created by Donae Burston. His rosé label, produced at Saint-Tropez’s Domaine Bertaud Belieu, was launched across the U.S. in 2019.

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