50 Black-Owned Wineries You Need on Your Radar

With the global Black Lives Matter movement helping spark needed change within the wine industry in early 2020, we need to continue recognizing the efforts of black-owned wineries, wine brands and professionals as the months pass. 

Sippd is committed to supporting black-owned wineries by using our platform to amplify their voices and efforts. 

Here is a list of 50 black-owned wineries you need on your radar and where you can show your support.

Now let’s learn more about these companies and then #GetSipping on their stellar wines! 

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Bertony Faustin from Abbey Creek Vineyard
  1. Abbey Creek Vineyard

Owned by Oregon’s first black winemaker, this North Plains winery is the only hip hop winery in the Northwest. While wine production happens onsite by winemaker Bertony Faustin and his team, their tasting room is anything but typical as hip hop plays over the speakers to create a chill, unique experience.  

Follow them on Instagram, @abbeycreekwine

  1. Amour Genève

Coviello Salines created the world’s first naturally blue wine in honor of his father who passed away who had a connection with the color blue. Made from verdejo grapes from Spain, the color comes from the natural pigmentation extraction from the Italian nebbiolo grapes.

Follow them on Instagram, @amourgeneve

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Ntsiki Biyela of Aslina Wines
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  1. Aslina Wines

As South Africa’s first black female winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela has forged a path to become one of the most recognized names in the world of wine. Establishing Aslina Wines in 2016, Aslina is now renowned for its range of premium wines and is the realisation of Ntsiki’s dream to create an exceptional world-class brand.

Follow them on Instagram, @ashlina_wines

  1. Bass Note Sangria

The award-winning Bass Note Sangria is produced at their Central Coast winery, where they combine California wine with fruit juice, fruit puree, and natural extracts to produce delicious & unique flavors.

Follow them on Instagram, @bassnotessangria

  1. Black Fire Winery

Michael Wells is the owner of Black Fire Winery, a vineyard and winery located in Michigan. Studying viticulture and enology at Michigan State University, he was the first person to plant and start a commercial vineyard in Lenawee County. Black Fire Winery now specializes in making delicious and unique small batches of wine, with a wine list that is constantly changing. 

Follow them on Instagram, @blackfirewinery

  1. Bodkin Wines

Bodkin Wines was founded in Sonoma County by Chris Christensen, an Iowa native, in 2011. His passion for aromatic wines and winemaking led him to create America’s first Sauvignon Blanc with bubbles. Since that time, Bodkin Wines has produced over 15 varietals of wine.

Follow them on Instagram, @bodkinwines

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  1. Brown Estate

Established in 1996 by siblings Deneen, David and Coral Brown, family-owned winery Brown Estate is the first and only black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley. Although known for its impeccable Zinfandel, they produce a number of wines including Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc, and blends. 

Follow them on Instagram, @brownestate

  1. B. Stuyvesant Champagne

Marvina Robinson created Stuyvesant Champagne after her love affair with Champagne began quite humbly as a college student. Named after the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where she grew up, she’s created two cuveés, a Grand Reserve Champagne Brut, and a Champagne Rosé.

Follow them on Instagram, @stuyvesantchampagne

  1. Charles Wine Company

Charles Wine Company is a boutique, family-owned winery representing the diversity of western states. They produce 500 cases annually, with labels inspired by their life passions. 

Follow them on Instagram, @charleswineco

  1. Cheurlin Champagne

The Cheurlin story begins in 1788, when a Catholic priest from Landreville, France with the last name Cheurlin first began making the champagne that would become the backbone of his family. Over two centuries later, the current generation of the Cheurlin family continues in the storied tradition of their ancestral founder. Today Cheurlin Champagne is considered by many to be some of the best champagnes in the world.

Follow them on Instagram, @cheurlin1788

  1. Corner 103

Another black-owned winery is Corner 103, which was founded by Lloyd Davis as a result of his passion for wine and recognizing that most people are intimidated by it.Their concept is simple: celebrate local bounty by making elegant, award-winning wines, sharing delicious food prepared by local partners, and creating a warm and welcoming space where guests can relax, slow down and enjoy the finer things in life!

Follow them on Instagram, @corner103

  1. D Wade Cellars

Dwyane Wade’s love of the great wines of Napa Valley was fueled by the food and wine he enjoyed with his NBA teammates Chris Bosh and Lebron James.  Their friendship and mutual love of great wine sparked a passion in Dwyane. In 2018, he decided to follow his heart and make a great wine of his own. 

Follow them on Instagram, @dwadecellars

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  1. Darjean Jones Wine

Darjean Jones award-winning wines are spirited, adventurous and possess a charisma that will seduce wine lovers of all kinds. They are a small family-owned winery specializing in boutique wines from California’s most acclaimed growing regions. The objective at Darjean Jones is to produce wine that imbibes the essence of the quintessential California vintage with a uniqueness of character only achieved through artisanal winemaking. 

Follow them on Instagram, @darjeanjones

  1. Davidson Wine Co

Davidson Wine Co., owned and operated by Lindsey Williams, is the first urban winery in Davidson, North Carolina. Lindsey is a lawyer turned winemaker who discovered her deep appreciation of wine and had a desire to bring affordable and locally made wine options to the town. Their selection of reds, whites, specialty, and sangria wine are made from grapes sourced from vineyards around the world.

Follow them on Instagram, @davidsonwineco

  1. Domaine Curry Wine

Started as a shared passion of food and wine between Ayesha Curry and Sydel Curry later evolved into a dream…and then an exciting collaboration. Together, they have produced and blended wine that mirrors Ayesha’s joie de vivre and embodies the essence of balanced flavors and palatal pleasures.

Follow them on Instagram, @domainecurrywine

  1. Earl Stevens Selections

Earl Stevens is a platinum selling recording artist and actor from Vallejo California. Earl is also known by his stage name of E-40, a rap veteran entrepreneur that is mostly known for his unorthodox rap style & catchy slang words. In the early days of his career he made his name by selling tapes out the trunk of his car and now he is living his dream selling wine with this black-owned winery.

Follow them on Instagram, @earlstevensselections

  1. Edelheiss Wine

Rodney E. Foster’s love of fashion, travel, and the luxury brought him to Switzerland where he developed a love for Gluhwein, a.k.a. Hot Mulled Wine, which originated in Germany. Edelheiss Wine, an elite 100% organic range of wines that display an exhilarating taste, was founded by Rodney Foster and Reemt Peters, a German native and wino.

Follow them on Instagram, @edelheisswines

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Eunice Chiweshe of Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery
  1. Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery

Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein is Oregon’s first Black woman winery owner and winemaker. Exposed to wine by her grandmother in Zimbabwe at an early age, Eunice drew much of her inspiration from her grandmother. A big part of the winery’s mission is its ‘purpose wines,’ where proceeds from these special bottles go towards a charity or mission that is selected and supported for the month. Eunice and her team are currently focusing on the Black Live Matter movement and are donating proceeds to programs that support the cause.

From classic Pinot Noir and Merlot to Rosé and vegan wine, Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery has a large selection to choose from.

Follow them on Instagram, @eunicechiweshegoldsteinwinery

  1. FLOwine

FLO Wine is another black-owned winery founded by Jazz musician Marcus Johnson. FLO Wine, standing for “For the Love…of Wine” represents the journey through which we discover those things in life that fulfill us and make each experience a little better; for the love of life, self, happiness, passion, joy…love itself. The wines are bottled in northern California and created using grapes from appellations in California. 

Follow them on Instagram, @flowine360

  1. Free Range Flower Winery

Free Range Flower Winery is an award-winning, winemaker-owned and operated, urban winery located in Oakland, California, that handcrafts premium flower wine in small batches from locally sourced, organically grown flowers — not grapes.

Drawing from her background in biology, herbalism, and nutrition education, Aaliyah combines her knowledge of flowers and plants, taste profiles, and science into the art of flower winemaking.

Follow them on Instagram, @freerangeflowerwinery

  1. Frichette Winery

Frichette Winery is a family-owned limited production winery crafting wines that showcase the best of the Red Mountain AVA. Their wines are available in their tasting room on Red Mountain, through their wine club and a handful of restaurants and specialty shops in the Pacific Northwest.

Follow them on Instagram, @frichettewinery

  1. Housley Napa Valley

Born into a Napa grapegrowing family that owns the local Ranch Market grocery stores, Adam Housley introduced his wife, Tamera Mowry-Housley to the area in 2005. Now co-owners with Adam’s parents, Art and Judy, brother Arik, and Arik’s wife, Hannah, the Lodi, California winery has nearly 200 medals and a ton of media and industry praise. 

Follow them on Instagram, @housleynapa

  1. Indigené Cellars 

Indigené Cellars is a small, family-owned winery nestled in downtown Paso Robles. Over its history, the winery has produced award-winning wines celebrated for their robust flavors. The winery’s premium varietals and elegant blends are perfect for the wino with a polished palate as well as for a novice wine lover.

Follow them on Instagram, @indigenecellarsofficial

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  1. Intercept Wines

Charles Woodson’s love of wine happened organically while attending training camp in Napa Valley while playing for the Oakland Raiders in the 1990’s. Loving the way people connected through wine, he set out to be part of it. Check out this black-owned winery for their Red Blend or Pinot Noir for a smooth sip. 

 Follow them on Instagram, @interceptwines

  1. J. Moss Wines

Founded in 2010, this black-owned winery is located in the southernmost part of Napa within the Wine Crusher District. Founders James and Janet Moss describe its wine making style as one that produces “age-worthy yet full bodied, intense, complex and elegantly balanced wines.” With the dream of creating high quality, hand crafted, small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon from top Napa Valley appellations, we’d say they’ve been successful.

Follow them on Instagram, @j.moss_wines

  1. Jenny Dawn Cellars

Founded in 2016 by Jennifer McDonald, Jenny Dawn Cellars has grown from the dream of an at-home winemaker into Wichita’s first urban winery.

In 2017, Jenny Dawn Cellars established a working partnership with a wine facilitator in Napa, California. In 2019, Jenny Dawn Cellars opened a winery and tasting room in the heart of downtown Wichita located at Union Station. Jennifer now crafts and bottles her wines on-site, with grapes and juice sourced from the finest growers in California and Kansas.

Follow them on Instagram, @jennydawncellars

  1. Kumusha

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tinashe Nyamudoka’s career in hospitality began as a waiter at the Roundhouse Restaurant in Cape Town, followed by a wine steward position at Cape Town’s contemporary Asian restaurant Nobu, where he was soon promoted to Sommelier. 

After a formidable career in the South African hospitality industry, working at some of Africa’s finest hotels and restaurants, respected sommelier Tinashe was ready for new beginnings. Once relocating to Johannesburg, Tinashe set out to entrench his own wine brand, Kumusha Wines, into the South African market.

Follow them on Instagram, @kumushawines

  1. La Fête Rosé

La Fête is a premium rosé wine label geared towards multicultural consumers who have a thirst for life, travel and wine. Produced in conjunction with the prestigious winemakers from the oldest vineyard on the Saint-Tropez peninsula established in 1340 and Spanning over 65 hectares. This black-owned winery is committed to sustainable agriculture, the environment, and protection of nature.

Follow them on Instagram, @lafeterose

  1. Licataa

Multi-platinum artist Raekwon the Chef created a new standard in luxury with Licataa sparkling wine. Inspired by his love of Italian culture and cuisine, he sought out Cantine Ceci, a family-owned winery with 80 years of history to produce a rich, bold, sparkling red wine.

Situated in the rolling hills outside Parma, Italy, Cantine Ceci farms in the traditional way, with vineyards planted to catch the sun, carefully monitored throughout the growing season before each grape is harvested by hand at the perfect moment of ripeness.

Follow them on Instagram, @licataawine

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Danny Glover of L’Objet Wines
  1. L’Objet Wines

Danny Glover was a songwriter and producer in Los Angeles before he took up the art of winemaking. Finding his passion and changing careers, he founded L’Object Wines, a producer of Pinot Noir crafted in an old school French style. Located in Healdsburg, California, his grapes produce wines that are known for being incredibly smooth.  

Follow them on Instagram, @lobjetwines

  1. Longevity Wines

Longevity Wines is a small boutique, family operated, urban style winery located in the Livermore AVA, whose focus is on quality not quantity. “We handle everything from bin to bottle,” says winemaker Phil Long. Current production is around 2000 cases, with plans to increase production to max out at around 2500 cases.

Follow them on Instagram, @longevity_wines

  1. LVE Wines

LVE, standing for Legend Vineyard Exclusives, was a dream long in the making. As with his music, John Legend searched for the right collaborator, a vineyard whose pursuit of the perfect blend and standards of excellence equaled his own. With roots deep in the Napa Valley and award-winning wines known for beautiful balance, finesse and power, Raymond Vineyards was the perfect match.

Follow them on Instagram, @lve_wines

  1. Maison Noir Wines

Maison Noir is a two-fold lifestyle project producing both a t-Shirt line and Oregon wines.  Founded by sommelier André Hueston Mack in 2007, both ends of Maison Noir incorporate a trademark attitude and personal perspective on wine subculture.  The wines are unique and distinctive garage wines, initially created for some of the New York’s best restaurants for whom Mack was a sommelier and now available nationwide. 

Follow them on Instagram, @maisonnoirwines

  1. McBride Sisters Collection

The McBride Sisters Wine Collection is a story of two sisters, Robin & Andréa McBride, and their passion for wine. Now the largest African-American-owned wine company in the United States, thei collection of wines represents a genuine sense of place. Both the New Zealand and Central Coast of California wines are true expressions of each region’s terroir and our signature style; a blend of old-world elegance and new-world finesse.

Follow them on Instagram, @mcbridesisters

  1. MYX Fusions

In 2013 Nicki Minaj created MYX Fusions taking the lead as owner, creative director and brand ambassador. Her vision was to create a line of irresistible Moscatos and begin a revolution in the way we drink wine.   

Since then, Nicki Minaj has transformed her MYX Fusions brand into a full line of bubbly Moscatos and Sangrias available across the country in an assortment of flavors and sizes. 

Follow them on Instagram, @myxfusions

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Steve Byfield of Nyarai Cellars
  1. Nyarai Cellars

Nyarai Cellars is a “virtual” winery, in that they do not own their own vineyards or winery buildings. In creating wines that bear the Nyarai Cellars’ name, careful consideration of ideal vineyard localities is paramount. A simplistic approach is followed during the entire winemaking process, which allows for purity-of-fruit to be the main focus.

Follow them on Instagram, @nyaraicellars

  1. Okapi Wines

Okapi Wines is a micro-boutique winery producing sustainably-grown, thoughtfully-made fine wines from the heart of Napa Valley. Their goal is to produce full-bodied wines with opulent flavors balanced by sufficient tannins and complexity that they will age beautifully.

Follow them on Instagram, @okapiwines

  1. Seven Sisters Vineyards

Seven Sisters Vineyard is a 100% Black-owned wine estate located in South Africa. After establishing Seven Sisters Wines in 2005, Vivian Brutus and her six sisters, realised that to truly reach their dreams they had to find a home for their business where they could grow and maintain their vineyards.

Since being awarded 8,7 hectares of Stellenbosch land in 2017, the family has turned the barren piece of land into a wine farm. In 2013, they established their own vineyards, which resulted in them also producing their own Brutus Family Reserve range.

Follow them on Instagram, @seven_sisters_vineyards

  1. Sosabe Cellars

Sosabe Cellars is a boutique family-owned winery located in St. Helena.The founders of Sosabe Cellars, Nuias and Sabino de Pina, have a long lineage in the Napa Valley that dates back to the 1930’s, when their grandfather Niculau and brother Joseph DePina, immigrated to the United States from the Cape Verde islands, a former Portuguese territory, located just off the West coast of Africa. They now sell their wines in select restaurants and online.

Follow them on Instagram, @sosabe_cellars

  1. Stover Oaks Winery

Stover Oaks is a small, family-owned vineyard and winery located just outside of historic Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Established in 1997 by Sam and Linda Stover and purchased by us in February 2004, it features a tasting room and art gallery, picnic areas, event centers for weddings and parties, a guest cottage for overnight visits, and five acres of Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange Muscat, and Sauvignon Blanc vines.

Follow them on Instagram @stoveroakswine 

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  1. Taste Collection Cellars

Taste Collection Cellars is owned and operated by Chef Rhonda Russell, who is an Executive Chef of Wine Arts and Winemaker. As the only African-American female to carry this title in the U.S., she works tirelessly to not only teach and educate, but to demystify food and wine lovers on unique flavor pairings and combinations. 

This family-owned winery in the heart of the Lodi, California is recognized for its outstanding Chardonnay, Malbec, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose’ Frizzante and dessert Zinfandel!

Follow them on Instagram, @tastecollectioncellars

  1. The House of Mandela 

Launched in 2010, Dr. Makaziwe Maki Mandela and her daughter Tukwini Mandela are dedicated to the preservation of their African history, culture and family. With an expansive wine portfolio that includes a mix of reds and whites, this black-owned winery has everything from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay to Pinotage, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Follow them on Instagram, @thehouseofmandela

  1. Theopolis Vineyards

Theopolis Vineyards is a small-lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery located in California’s prestigious Yorkville Highlands of the Anderson Valley.Emboldened by the great fruit produced by the land, its owner and founder, Theodora R. Lee aka Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards, a bold and dynamic Texan and San Francisco trial lawyer, is now bottling her own award winning wines.  In addition to bottling the richly intense and flavorful Petite Sirah and Rosé of Petite Sirah, Theopolis Vineyards strikes a lighter note by bottling a Symphony, a white wine, which is a crossing of Muscat and Grenache Gris. 

Follow them on Instagram, @theopolisvineyards

  1. Tilford Winery

Tilford Winery, the only muscadine winery within the Southeastern Region of North America to make dry, sweet and semi-sweet organic wines. Started as a hobby in the 1990’s primarily for family and friends, Robert Taylor, owner of Tilford Winery has been growing organic muscadine grapes since 1994 and producing wine since 2001.His winery presently produces more than five styles of red, white and pink wines, ranging in light to full-bodied sweet and dry wines. 

Follow them on Instagram, @tilfordwinery

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Tymphany Vineyards
  1. Tympany Vineyards

Founded by Louis and Lynda Jordan in 2003, Tymphany Vineyards was named in memory of Louis’ mother as Tympany Five was the name of the great Louis Jordan’s ensemble band.  Now celebrating great food, great wine and great jazz, the Healdsburg vineyard is home to their specialty Cabernet Sauvignon, where less than 100 cases are produced each year. 

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  1. Vina Sympatica

Founded by Sherrijon Gaspard, Vina Sympatica was created by friends who love life and love bubbles. As a new stand alone in the category of sparkling wines, called “Nouveau Sparkling!,” the bottle is not as dry as traditional Champagne but not as sweet as Moscato. Available in Vina Red, Vina Violet and Vina White, the bottles from the California winery are a must-try.

Follow them on Instagram, @vinasympatica

  1. Virgo Cellars

Founded in 2007 by winemaker Stefanie Jackson, Virgo Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery specializing in small lots of ultra-premium Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. An urban winery, Virgo Cellars is proud to showcase wines crafted from grapes sourced from some of California’s finest viticultural areas. Virgo Cellars prides itself on releasing wines of exceptional character, each exemplifying a remarkable uniqueness in terms of style and a sense of place.

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  1. Vision Cellars

Mac McDonald is the owner and winemaker of Vision Cellars, a vineyard situated in the Russian River Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Sonoma County, California. Specializing in Pinot Noir, Vision Cellars produces 1,800 to 2,400 cases of wine annually. Established in 2015, Vision Cellars is known for their complex, burgundy-style Pinot Noir.

Follow them on Instagram, @mac2376

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  1. Wachira Wines

Wachira Wines is a woman-owned winery and a culmination of the extraordinary vision and effort of Dr. Chris Wachira, the first Kenyan-born, Californian winemaker, distributor, importer and exporter. While working her way through college, earning her Doctorate, and dedicating her life to Clinical Outcomes research, she fell in-love with the science of winemaking. She has created an international wine that celebrates Kenyan culture, Kenyan values, and her dual Kenyan-American adventure. 

Follow them on Instagram, @wachirawines

  1. Zafa Wines

Zafa Wines was founded by Vigneronne Krista Scruggs, a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 honoree, in 2018. Located in Isle La Motte, Vermont, Zafa has become one of the pioneers in the “New American” wine revival, focusing on hybrid grapes in Vermont. Making waves with its traditional methods, ZAFA is re-framing the conversation around sustainability and farming in wine. With a focus on sparkling, they only use bio-dynamic and organic fruit, including hybrid grape varietals and wild apples.

This black-owned winery is also 100% woman owned and has intentionally maintained at minimum a 85% all-woman staff. 

Follow them on Instagram, @zafawines

Let’s raise a glass to these 50 black-owned wineries around the globe!

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