20 Black-Owned Wine Companies to Check Out ASAP

It’s always wine o’clock somewhere, right? Even when we’re drinking glasses and relaxing with the girls, it’s important to stay educated. Rather than grabbing your favorite off the shelf this weekend to unwind, try something new—and support a Black business owner.

Too many times, Black businesses get left out of the narrative. In the wine industry, this happens just as much, or more, than you think. According to a 2020 wine industry study, “Black-owned wineries account for less than 1 percent of all U.S. wineries, while Black people typically make up more than 10 percent of American wine consumers.”

Diversify your taste buds, support vineyards and wineries of color, and relax knowing you’re helping to make a difference—and discovering a new (to you) brand. Here are 20 Black-owned wine companies to check out right now!

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1. Theopolis Vineyards

Owned and operated by Theodora Lee, AKA Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards, Theopolis Vineyards was founded in 2003 and has been operating for nearly 20 years. Located in San Francisco, the vineyard is known for its award-winning Petite Sirah.

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2. McBride Sisters

Owned by half-sisters Robin and Andréa McBride, McBride Sisters has been operating since 2005. Based in California, their Black Girl Magic collection has been a great way to spread their message of transforming the wine industry. Plus, you can pick up their wines at many major retailers, including editor-and-reader-favorite Trader Joe's!

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3. Darjean Jones Wines

Louisiana native and first generation African American winemaker Dawna Darjeans Jones began her wine journey in 2010. Now based in Napa Valley, Darjean Jones Wines has been a source for award-winning wines that are spirited, adventurous, and filled with charisma for all wine lovers.

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4. ZAFA Wines

Since launching her natural winery, Zafa Wines, in 2017, Krista Scruggs has been a pioneer. According to an article in Fast Company, she has produced groundbreaking vintages that frequently blend apples with grapes to create what’s known as "'vinous ciders,' a burgeoning new category."

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5. Aslina by Ntsiki Biyela

Founded by Ntsiki Biyela in 2016, Aslina has been a huge symbol of strength and determination for women. As the first woman winemaker in South Africa, Ntsiki's Zulu culture is heavily reflected in her distinct wine collection.

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6. Love Cork Screw

Chrishon Lampley began Love Cork Screw with the same intentions as her blog and radio show of the same name: to provide a pleasurable experience for anyone at any time. Embracing their untraditional design, Love Cork Screw has an array of delicious wines, home goods, apparel, candles, and body butters!

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7. The Guilty Grape

Hailing from Chicago, twin sisters Nichelle and Nicole began The Guilty Grape in the summer of 2020. Their decision to create a lifestyle brand from their love of wine inspired them to sell an array of products to facilitate self-care for their customers.

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8. Davidson Wine Co.

Owned and operated by Ohio native Lindsey Williams, Davidson Wine Co. prides itself on being affordable and locally made. The lawyer-turned-winemaker makes an array of traditional wines but also sources rare wines like Viognier and Petit Verdot.

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9. P. Harrell Wines

San Francisco native Paula Harrell is the founder and president of P. Harrell Wines, inspired by her wine interest after studying abroad in Spain. After years of her wine love affair, Harrell made the leap to start her own label in 2015.

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10. Domaine Curry

The exciting dreams of the food-loving Curry family manifested into Domaine Curry—a wine company that promotes the virtue of women everywhere through wine. From features in The San Francisco Chronicle to USA Today, the reviews for their family-crafted wines have been outstanding.

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11. Olé Orleans Wines

Founded by Kim Lewis, AKA the heart and soul of Ole' Orleans Wines, the company has been producing the finest wines since 2018. With the intention of being a tribute to New Orleans culture, well-balanced wines with luxury and delicacy at the forefront are always served.

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12. Free Range Flower Winery

Wine made from flowers? A must try! Combining her knowledge of flowers and plants alongside taste, founder Aaliyah Nitoto has transformed the wine industry with Free Range Flower Winery. Made completely from flowers—not grapes—in Oakland, California, this award-winning wine is a combination of ancient garden winemaking and a new-age taste.

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13. Frichette Winery

This husband-and-wife winery began in South Carolina back in 2011, with the hope of being a business that gave them goosebumps. Today, Greg and Shae Frichette produce nearly 3,000 cases and spend a lot of their time hosting wine club members from all over the world.

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14. FLO Wine

Created by famous jazz musician Marcus Johnson, FLO (an acronym for "For the Love Of") Wines is an experience focused on life, self, happiness, passion, joy, and love. Through lovely sip + sounds and candle combinations, the company goes above and beyond for minority business owners, chefs, and customers alike.

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15. Charles Wine Co.

After visiting the Temecula Valley Wine Country in Southern California for a wine tasting, the Charles family was inspired to begin their own wine company in 2012. After converting their backyard to a vineyard to make their own hand-crushed wine, the passion eventually fueled the formation of their own label.

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16. Sapiens

With 0.0% alcohol, Sapiens wines are a perfect sipping substitute during pregnancy or for those trying to avoid the hangovers of someone age 30+. Cofounder Tolu Justine tapped into the need for a social equivalent to wine, and Sapiens was born.

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17. Philosophy Winery

Both born and raised in Baltimore city, Kimberly and Denise had a sisterhood that led them to being the owners of the first African American-owned winery in Maryland. Their hopes are to blend the past and present of their city through luxury wine and superior concierge service.

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18. Brown Estate

Napa Valley's Brown Estate story began in 1980, when the owners' parents bought and rehabbed an abandoned ranch and planted viniferous grapes. The Brown Estate wine was officially labeled in 1996. A few years later, the first collection debuted and their restaurant, Brown Downtown, later opened in 2017.

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19. Amour Genéve Wines

From his childhood and relationship with his father, Coviello Salinès knew the color blue deserved a bigger platform in the wine industry. The first naturally made blue wine is a lovely change of pace and game changer for wine lovers everywhere.

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20. Maison Noir Wines

Specializing in wine and T-shirts, this Oregon-based company was started in 2007 by André Hueston Mack. With a wine lifestyle and street lifestyle concept in mind, this company specializes in uplifting all things unique.

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