SEATTLE — Urban Connoisseurs' goal is to grow the Black winemaking community by 50% within the next 10 years by providing mentor and education opportunities and supporting the vintners who produce the best quality wine grapes.

Urban Connoisseurs' Founder Marcia Jones shared a few of her favorite wines produced by Black Vintners: 

  • L'Objet Wines - 2014  Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Oehlman Vineyard, California
  • Bodkin Wines  - 2018 High Rock Ranch Zinfandel Sonoma County, California
  • Frichette Winery - 2017 Sashay Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain, Washington
  • JBV Exclusive Red Blend

Marcia Jones also created a documentary entitled Journey Between The Vines: The Black Winemakers' Story. 

"I got started after visiting a few of the black winemakers in California and I think my experience was so great, I walked away with the attitude 'I want to do something,' not just share what it is but the more I met others... I wanted to bring awareness to them," said Jones. "We are in this industry and we need to be made known." 

Segment Producer Joseph Suttner. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Contact New Day