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Wine Enthusiast

Dr. Chris Wachira named by Wine Enthusiast one of Future 40 Tastemakers & Innovators of 2023. Read More

KRON4 Interviews the First Kenyan American winery in Alameda County

7 Amazing Black-Owned Wineries You Should Visit In California by
Stan Thomas

California has earned a worldwide reputation for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The various climates across the state provide ripe growing conditions for many types of wine grapes. This leads to California boasting nearly half of all wineries in the United States, and producing more than 80 percent of the country’s wine. Black-owned wineries are making up an increasing portion of those figures... Read More

By StoryStudio SF Gate 

Woman-owned, black-owned, immigrant-owned, family-run local winery gets noticed at sf chronicle wine comp....... Read More

Wachira Wines Recognized on Oprah Daily 

 Nation Media: Business Daily


How four CSU alumnae make their mark on California’s industry

“San Francisco State gave me a sense of community as a young Kenyan immigrant and a sense of belonging in a country where I knew less than 10 people,” Wachira says. “SFSU allowed me to develop skills that prepared me both intellectually and socially to be a productive member of my community. It also affirmed to me that hard work, focus and drive could be rewarding.”


Kawanalwhite Guide to Karibu Lounge

This Friday I met friends at a winery lounge, a Black Woman owned winery in Alameda, CA. Take a tour with me and my friends as we talk to the owner, totally unexpected, and take a tour of the lounge.

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How Adventures in a Glass Have Impact
 By Paige Frisone 
 September 26, 2020

 Wachira Wines, a 100% woman-owned winery, is revolutionizing the wine industry thanks to Dr. Christine Wachira. As the first Kenyan-born California winemaker, importer, exporter, and distributor, Dr. Wachira’s living her purpose in a profound way........  Read More

Scout the City

10 Black-Owned Wine Companies To Try Now
By Scout The City

Wachirawines Just found out we made the list of 10 Blackowned Wine Companies to try now by Sai @scoutthecity and to @thehuesociety!!!! We are honored to be on this list of black excellence in wine🍷 .....  Read More

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A Global Guide to Black-Owned Wine Labels

From a family-run Champagne house to a Chicago négociant, Black-owned wine labels abound. Here, a list of companies to seek out from the U.S., France, South Africa and beyond....Wachira Wines: Kenyan-American Dr. Christine Wachira founded this Alameda, CA, urban winery in 2019. Also serving as the winemaker, Wachira sources from throughout California...... Read More