After 10 Black Women were ejected from the Napa Valley Wine Train, social media was a mixed bag of commentary, even tagging the associated articles #LaughingWhileBlack. Good Black News had a more proactive response. Below is an excerpt from their article, which also includes a short list of African American wineries to choose from.
Over the weekend, 11 women—10 Black, one white—were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train after a customer complained the book club members were too loud. According to one of the women involved, the ladies were paraded through the train into the care of four waiting cops, causing the group to feel humiliated.
Despite the Napa Valley Wine Train debacle, Black people love vino, too. What many don’t know, however, is we also produce it. From the vineyards in South Africa, to those across the U.S., Black owned wineries are waiting for you to visit. So here are five Black-owned California Wineries to give your hard-earned money to instead of the Napa Valley Wine Train.