A Voice for Black Winemakers
June 18, 2020
Leaders of the Association of African American Vintners talk with Wine Spectator on how to raise awareness of black-owned wineries and build
For close to 20 years, a dedicated group of black vintners and other industry members has worked to change the lack of diversity in the U.S. wine industry. With more Americans challenging systemic racism and looking to support black-owned businesses, the Association of African American Vintners (AAAV) is hoping to highlight their members' hard work and excellent wines and encourage a new generation to see opportunity in wine.
Taking the Long View
April 6, 2020
With Bronco Wine COMPANY’S Support, Two Longevity Wines to go National
Longevity Wines founder Phil Long couldn’t imagine his wine would be enjoyed beyond his own neighborhood when he and his wife Debra first started crushing grapes in their garage in Livermore, California, in 2003. Sixteen years later, the brand is teaming with Bronco Wine Company to distribute his California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon nationally.
Livermore Winery Partners With Bronco to Go National
March 11, 2020
Philip Long of Longevity wines extends his brand in new minority-owned venture
Livermore Valley boutique winery Longevity is becoming a nationally distributed brand thanks to a new partnership between Longevity's owner-winemaker Philip Long and the Franzia family of Bronco Wine Co., one of the 10 largest U.S. wine producers.