Everyone loves a good winery getaway. From Napa to Cape Town there is a certain je ne sais quoi-type of feeling you get when you’re strolling the vineyard through fields of lush grapes, sipping an expensive Bordeaux with bae or with your girls learning how to find the right aged Riesling to pair with an entrée.
There’s only one thing that can make a visit to a winery even more delicious, and that’s if it’s a Black-owned business. The new wave of African-Americans who are making a name for themselves in the wine industry will have your glass overflowing with joy. ESSENCE caught up with the founders of some of the most sought after Black-owned vineyards and wineries in the world to learn more about their journeys and what makes their wines so special.