The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual event which will take place in Washington, DC on September 30, 2017 at The Showroom DC. This new and dynamic event space featuring an industrial chic warehouse space and rooftop with breathtaking views of our Nation’s Capital will be the backdrop for a day of industry networking, consumer education, sipping, noshing, shopping, and more. In its inaugural year, the sold-out festival featured a full day of events, introduced new brands to the market, and received substantial media coverage and positive feedback from patrons. This year the Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival once again plans to sell out to over 1,500 attendees and provide an educational, delicious and unique food and beverage experience as well as open the doors to new opportunities for vendors and festival partners. The call for sponsors, winemakers, brewers, distillers, importers and distributors is now open. Retail vendors offering specialty goods, gourmet foods, bar and kitchen ware, and other products and services are also welcome.
The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival is produced by the first and only African American woman to own her own Vodka company (FOU-DRÉ Vodka) Chanel Turner who’s turned her company into a global brand with international distribution. The festival brings together minority winemakers, distillers, brewers and distributors such as Chanel, in an educational, networking and consumer facing environment to promote commerce and brand awareness. The festival is a farmer’s market style event where over 40 craft wine, beer and spirit companies as well as specialty foods and goods companies set up, offer substantial tastes and samples and sell their products. Live music performances, dancing, VIP experiences, delicious educational activities, shopping and more are also featured throughout the day.
The goal of the festival is to introduce brands to new opportunities in businesses and enhanced consumer outreach by providing a canvas for creative, experiential branding to a dedicated audience. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival strives to ignite a movement towards widespread support of these unique small- batch brands. The event is comprised of three major components; industry networking, brand exposure and consumer education. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival not only celebrates the bounty of craft wine, spirits, and beer found in this unique category of producers but facilitates long-lasting business relationships designed to propel the overall success of participating brands and companies and the Black Owned Wine and Spirits industry as whole. Industry-only networking opportunities and events allow vendors and sponsors priceless face time with one another and present a unique opportunity for business and brand education to bartenders, beverage directors, producers, retailers, distributors and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now via the link below.
Who: The Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival
When: September 30, 2017
Where: The Showroom DC (Washington, DC)
What: Festival highlighting craft wine, beer, and spirits from minority owned companies