Wining With A Purpose
For every wine purchase, The Wine Concierge donates a dollar to The Black Winemakers Scholarship Fund
Broadening awareness and availability is our mantra. It is our hope that more people will become aware and, most importantly, purchase and enjoy these wines so that the broader community will consciously seek these wines thus changing their mindsets. In less than three years, we
have built a community of wine lovers that crosses gender, racial, and economic lines.
But that is not enough. Training future winemakers deepens the pool of winemakers. As of December 2023, The Wine Concierge has donated close to $4,000 since 2021.
The Black Winemakers Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 by three African American men, Mac McDonald, owner of Vision Cellars, Lou Garcia, owner of Sharp Cellars, and Dr. Ernest Bates, owner of Black Coyote, AAAV is a growing organization whose founding members wanted to create an organization to support current and future winemakers. The fund is managed by United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to maintain the fund. The partnership will allow students to gain access to funds to support their pursuit of a career in the wine industry with a Science degree in Viticulture and/or Enology. Scholarships will be awarded annually to students who meet the eligibility requirements.