A Global Guide to Black-Owned Wines
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A Global Guide to Black-Owned Wines

Africa , black owned business , Europe , France , Italy , Namibia , wine
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jun 18, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a bottle of rosé wine in France, organic wine produced in Germany, or white wine in South Africa, here is a global guide to Black-owned wines.

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France

Hip hop legend and mogul Jay-Z is behind this brand in partnership with the Cattier family in Chigny-les-Roses, Champagne.

NBA legend Isiah Thomas and his wife Lynn Kendall wanted healthier, great-tasting champagne without the added sugar and launched ISIAH Imports.  He partnered with Thomas Cheurlin to bring “Cheurlin Champagne” to the U.S. market in 2017.

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La Fête is a premium rosé wine label geared towards multicultural consumers who have a thirst for life, travel, and wine. Founded by Donae Burston.  The wine name translates to “The Rosé Party.”

Marie Césaire Champagne started in December 2015 by brother and sister Marie-Inés and Jaïro Romelle. 

Originally from the West Indies, Marie-Inés and Jaïro Romelle were so passionately interested in wines that they wanted to launch into the huge adventure of champagne making in homage to their parents, their mother Marie and their late father Césaire, thus creating the Marie Césaire champagne brand.

Germany

Edelheiss Wine is a Premium 100% Organic Wine that is manufactured and bottled in Zellertal, Germany.  Rodney E. Foster and Reemt Peters are the founders of this wine, which has gained support from the producer and actor Tyler Perry,  Rapper Kevin Gates,  Good Morning America Co-Host Robin Roberts, and more.

Kenya

Mukami Mwarania loves wine so much that she planted a vineyard with Barbera vines just two hours outside of Nairobi, in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.

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Namibia

Situated along the Omaruru River and surrounded by the beautifully rugged mountains of the Erongo region,  this winery is changing the game for the Namibian wine industry. 

From Cabernet Sauvignon,  Shiraz, Chardonnay, and more, there are a variety of wines to choose from. 

South Africa

Adama Wines is a majority black-owned wine company that is 30% owned by women.

Epicuriean Wine was established by four friends who share a passion for fine wines. In creating Epicurean, they sought to produce, not good but great wines, vintage after vintage. This brand sources grapes from various vineyards across the Cape.

The grapes from Stellenbosch are the red Bordeaux style blend and the grapes from Elgin are for the Chardonnay.

House of Mandela has a lineage and legacy to Madiba.  The House of Mandela wines strive to tell stories of the rainbow nation and offer a bridge between past, present and future.

La RicMal was created by the Green Family. Originally from KwaZulu-Natal, the father and son team of Malcolm and Ricardo Green wanted to create a company that would bring about job creation, and social upliftment.

Lathithá Wines was founded by Sheila Hlanjwa after her underprivileged neighbors and show them the joys of wine and winemaking.

Lathitha Wines strives not only to introduce the world to the excellent taste of South African wines but also to empower.

The Bridge of Hope Wines was founded by Rosemary Mosia, the founder and pioneer of this brand. 

This family business produces three different collections: The Classic Collection. Premium Collection and Reserve Collection.

Women in Wine is a first for South Africa: a black owned wine producing company that is controlled and managed entirely by women.

Women in Wine was established and founded in 2006 by a group of twenty women, all with backgrounds in the wine industry that had a common dream – giving women, especially farm workers and their families, a share in the industry.

Women in Wine only sources wine from farms that comply with socio-economic legislation with specific reference to ethical and environmental practices, employment conditions, skills development and training, as well as that address aspects of black economic empowerment.

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