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5 Black-Owned Wineries You Should Visit


Recently, The Mercury News wrote an article about Black-owned wineries spotlighted at an Oakland tasting event. In the article, Mac McDonald, a winemaker and the co-owner of Vision Cellars in Windsor, CA, discussed how during his wine dinner hosting, 90 percent of the time there are no African-Americans at the event.

On the other hand, an event attendee stated that he rarely encounters wines made by vintners who look like him. This further highlighted the obvious, African Americans are consumers of wine and want to support black owned wineries. While there is a small percentage of black ownership, in a global wine industry the do exist. So we did some research to you discover 5 black-owned wineries around the world.

Please check out the listing below to learn about additional black owned wineries:


  • Vision Cellars -Established in 1995, the award Winning winery specializing in Pinot Noir. Vision Cellars offer a wine club membership in which members receive shipments of newly released wines shipped three times a year, 20% discount on orders, and invitations to exclusive cook-off and other special events. Headquartered in Windsor, CA, the winery offers 4 vineyard locations.

  • Rideau Vineyard - Located in Santa Barbara County, CA and established in 1997, Rideau Vineyard is a farmed family-owned estate vineyard. The California Central Coast vineyard specializes in Rhône varietals including syrah, viognier, mourvèdre, roussanne and grenache. The winery also purchases chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and riesling grapes from local fruit growers. Rideau's wines have won many awards.

  • Nyarai Cellars - Located in Ontario, Canada, winemaker Steve Byfield made his way into the wine industry in 2000. The winery makes a small yet growing collection of both red and white wines.

  • Aslina Wines - Established in 2013 and located in Stellenboch, Cape Town. Ntsiki Biyela is the first Black woman winemaker in South Africa. A diverse collection, her wines are soulful, authentic and light-hearted.

  • Mouton Noir - located Oregon, the owner André Hueston Mack, shares an interesting story of how he left his job at Citicorp Investment Services to pursue his dream of wine-making. He has been featured in major publications such as Food and Wine, Wine & Spirits Magazine, and The New York Times and makes wines for major restaurants.
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