WINE, BEER & SPIRITS
Brown in the first and only Black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley. Founded in 1995 by siblings Deneen, David & Coral Brown, Brown Estate producers the region’s most well-regarded zinfandel as well as cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and petite sirah.
Oakland’s Black Arts Movement Business District will soon be the home of the city’s newest cultural destination for wine lovers, CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar. Co-founded by Bay Area natives Alicia Kidd and Mari Kemp, the wine shop is slated to open during the third quarter of 2021 and will focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) as well as women-owned brands made around the country as well as globally that can be paired with a curated menu of small bites.
Free Range Flower Winery is an award-winning, winemaker-owned and -operated, urban winery located in Oakland, California, that handcrafts premium flower wine in small batches from locally sourced, organically grown flowers — not grapes.
Drawing from her background in biology, herbalism, and nutrition education, FRFW founder Aaliyah Nitoto combines her knowledge of flowers and plants, taste profiles, and science into the art of flower winemaking.
Services include wine sourcing, selling, cellar refinement & optimization, inventory & reconciliation, appraisals, and auction representation.