From wine beginners to connoisseurs, anyone who pours a glass regularly should be thinking more about where they source their wine from. Historically, non-BIPOC producers dominated the industry. But with a recent increase in Black-owned distilleries, wine labels, breweries and even Black-owned food and beverage brands the opportunity to support BIPOC businesses has grown tremendously. So, we’re highlighting some of the best Black-owned wine shops across the U.S. for the next time you need to stock up and shop.
These Black-owned wine shops range from tiny boutiques and sprawling spaces, to hybrid retailers-bars-winemaking facilities. And, they all keep their communities coming back for more. From Atlanta and Chicago, to New York and San Diego, these are the Black-owned wine shops to support from coast to coast.
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Black-Owned Wine Shops to Support
3 Parks Wine Shop
This neighborhood wine shop is owned by Sarah Pierre and features an array of bottles, including organic and biodynamic offerings. It’s in proximity to three of Atlanta’s most beloved parks: Grant, Glenwood and Ormewood. Stop in for weekly wine tastings and wine flights or join the monthly wine club to get more involved in the vibrant community.
Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits
Brooklyn, New York
Organized by taste, this Bedford-Stuyvesant retailer aims to help customers discover wines and spirits from Black-woned labels best suited to their individual palates. Related establishments in the neighborhood include bars Bed-Vyne Brew and Bed-Vyne Cocktail.
Bottoms Up Wine & Spirits
Brooklyn, New York
Quality and price point are two important factors for this shop in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights. The knowledgeable staff aims to empower customers to ask questions and learn more about the wines and spirits that line their shelves.
San Diego, California
Justus Benjamin, a certified sommelier, and Michelle Samuels own this wine shop and bar in San Diego’s East Village. It specializes in wines from smaller estates and hosts classes and tastings to improve wine knowledge and share their love of wine with the broader community.
Open since 1934, this independent wine and spirit retailer is one of the few Black-owned businesses on Barracks Row in Capital Hill. They feature Black-owned wines and spirits from all over the world, host regular tastings and can offer personalized recommendations.
Corks and Cuvee Wine and Gift Shoppe
Regina Jackson, FWS, launched this full-service wine shop and retail space in the suburbs of Atlanta for wine enthusiasts with all levels of expertise. They also offer private tastings, wine education and wine flights accompanied by charcuterie.
Davidson Wine Co.
Davidson, North Carolina
Former lawyer-turned-winemaker and owner Lindsay Williams opened this urban winery to make affordable and delicious wines accessible to residents of the Davidson community. Plus, they offer an impressive wine menu to try by-the-glass pours accompanied by bistro-style eats like apple and goat cheese salad, prosciutto and truffle flatbreads and artisan cheese boards.
Down The Rabbit Hole Wine Boutique
Sayville, New York
Since 2007, owner Jessica Green has sold wines from small-lot vintages and organic/biodynamic vineyards from around the world. They feature quality wines at all price points and the option to join a wine club to explore even more.
Good Wine NYC
Brooklyn, New York
Formerly PicadoYVino, this Park Slope establishment has been owned by Chef Heather Johnson since 2015. It sells bottles from around the world in a bright space that also houses Johnson’s 1,200-volume cookbook collection.
Graft Wine Shop
Charleston, South Carolina
Co-owned by Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 honoree and sommelier Femi Oyediran, Graft Wine Shop opened in 2018 and quickly earned local and national acclaim for its welcoming, unpretentious approach to wine sales and education. Stop in to try their by-the-glass wines, beer and cider alongside small snacks, cheese, meat and tinned seafood pairings.
Brooklyn, New York
Owned by husband-and-wife duo Sunshine and Remo Foss, Happy Cork is a staple in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and has an impressive selection of wine and spirits. Stop in for regular tastings or to get a personalized recommendation.
Harlem Wine Gallery
Harlem, New York
Longtime Harlem residents Pascal and Daneen Lewis own this welcoming spot that highlights wines by Black winemakers and Black-owned wine companies. Plus, they feature an array of natural wines and bottles from New York State and beyond.
House of Pure Vin
In the heart of Downtown Detroit, owners Regina Gaines, Terry Mullins and Andrea Dunbar have created a premier destination for wine lovers. Take a seat on the patio to sample their wines, sign up for one of their culinary and wine-tasting experiences or opt for an at-home or virtual wine tasting.
Jenny Dawn Cellars
Founded by Jennifer McDonald, the first urban winery in Wichita opened its doors in November 2019 as a retailer, event venue, tasting room and production facility. The Jenny Dawn label launched in 2016 and is made with grapes from Santa Barbara County, California.
Juice @ 1340
Formerly known as 1340 BWS, the new Juice @ 1340 is an upgraded version of its old self. Co-owned by Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 honoree Derrick Westbrook, the “slashy,” or a liquor store that also serves as a bar, now hosts private parties and pop-ups in Chicago’s West Loop, according to Eater.
Off The Rox Wine & Beer Shop
Located in Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood, Off The Rox has craft beers on tap and in bottles and cans, as well as natural, organic and traditional wines. They also host weekly wine and beer tastings hosted by industry experts.
Avondale Estates, Georgia
Owner Steffini Bethea launched this welcoming wine bar in 2012 and incorporated the retail shop in 2013. Reserve a spot in their tasting room or at one of their weekly events to enjoy their fabulous selection.
Owned by Co-Founders Kristen Gardner Beal and Lance Lemon, this boutique wine shop in the heart of Richmond offers organic, biodynamic and natural wines. You can even book them for a customized wine experience like private tastings or events.
Sip & Share Wines
A micro-winery founded by Nicole Kearney, Sip & Share Wines specializes in artisanal vegan wines made from California grapes. Join them for monthly ticketed events to learn more about their collection.
Sip Wine & Beer
Owner Cassandra Schaeg views Sip Wine & Beer as a space to empower, inspire and educate wine and beer lovers. They aim to support women, local and BIPOC brands with every bottle.
The Urban Grape
The Urban Grape calls itself the first “progressive” wine shop. Owners TJ and Hadley Douglas organize their wines by body, rather than region or grape varietal. They even offer an online quiz to help match you to the perfect bottle.
San Francisco, California
Advanced sommelier Christopher Gaither co-owns this Dogpatch retailer/restaurant with his wife, Rebecca Fineman, MS. The two worked in Bay Area restaurants like the French Laundry and Gary Danko before opening up shop in 2018. Today, the shop offers retail wines, wine and tasting classes and dining on the patio, inside and at the bar featuring full caviar service, fresh breads and a delectable fried chicken dinner.
Wine-O Wine & Spirit Shop
Brooklyn, New York
This cozy shop owned by Janette Young packs a punch into its 400-square-foot space. Its wide variety of biodynamic and organic wines are moderately priced.
This story was updated on February 1, 2023.
Last Updated: May 8, 2023