Black-Owned Wine Shops to Support From Coast to Coast

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Sarah Pierre, owner, 3 Parks Wine / Photo by Kate Blohm

These Black-owned wine shops range from tiny boutiques to sprawling spaces and hybrid retailers-bars-winemaking facilities. All keep their communities coming back for more.

Here is a list of Black-owned wine shops to support from coast to coast.

To share additional retailers to include in this list, please email editor@wineenthusiast.net.

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1340 Beer Wine Spirits

Chicago, Illinois

Co-owned by Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 honoree Derrick Westbrook, 1340 BWS is a “slashy,” or a liquor store that also serves as a bar, in Chicago’s West Loop.

3 Parks Wine Shop

Atlanta

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.

Davidson Wine Co
Davidson Wine Co. / Photo by Jenny Renee

Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits

Brooklyn, New York

Organized by taste, this Bedford-Stuyvesant retailer aims to help customers discover wines and spirits 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, and knowledgeable staff aim to empower customers to ask questions and learn more about the wines and spirits that line their shelves.

Boutique Vino

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.

Chat’s Liquors

Washington, D.C.

Open since 1934, this independent wine and spirit retailer is one of the few Black-owned businesses on Barracks Row in Capital Hill.

Corks and Cuvee Wine and Gift Shoppe

Conyers, Georgia

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.

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.

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.

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Good Wine NYC’s Heather Johnson / Photo by Gordon Eriksen

House of Pure Vin

Detroit, Michigan

In the heart of Downtown Detroit, owners Regina Gaines, Terry Mullins and Andrea Dunbar have created a premier destination for wine lovers.

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.

Happy Cork

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.

On the Rox Wine shop
Off the Rox Wine & Beer Shop / Photo by Ty Jackson

Jenny Dawn Cellars

Wichita, Kansas

Founded by Jennifer McDonald, the first urban winery in Wichita is a retailer, event venue, tasting room and production facility. The Jenny Dawn label, launched in 2016, is made with grapes from Santa Barbara County, California, while the venue opened its doors in November 2019.

Off The Rox Wine & Beer Shop

Baltimore

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.

Pompette Wine & Spirits

New York, New York

Located in Harlem since 2015, Pompette (which translates into ‘tipsy’ in French) has a wide selection of wine, spirits and cider.

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Purple Corkscrew

Avondale Estates, Georgia 

Owner Steffini Bethea launched this welcoming wine bar in 2012, and incorporated the retail shop in 2013.

RichWine RVA

Richmond, Virginia

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.

Sip & Share Wines

Indianapolis

A micro-winery founded by Nicole Kearney, Sip & Share Wines specializes in vegan wines made from California grapes.

Sip and Share Wine Shop
Sip & Share Wines’ David Thompson and Nicole Kearney / Photo by Jennifer Jones

Sip Wine & Beer

Escondido, California 

Owner Cassandra Schaeg views Sip Wine & Beer as a space to empower, inspire and educate wine and beer lovers.

The Urban Grape

Boston

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.

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.

Published on June 18, 2020
Topics: Wine Shopping