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Meet the Owner of Charlotte, North Carolina's Only Black-Owned Wine & Spirits Company

This Black-owned wine company is a family affair! Ebony Wine & Spirits is Charlotte, North Carolina’s only Black-owned wine and spirits company. Owned by Camillya Masunda, the brand is inspired by her Congolese roots and her way of celebrating the history and heritage of vast Black cultures around the globe. “We are the fresh and free new faces inside the wine industry,” said Masunda in an email interview with AfroTech. “Representation is so important within the wine industry because seeing is believing. A vision or a dream can not be established or realized if something doesn’t trigger a memory or thought that may have been seen.” Grown from a place of love and true unity, Ebony Wine is a family-based team that includes Masunda’s daughter Lanayha, who she considers her partner and inspiration. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ebony Wine and Spirits A single, teen mother, Masunda is using her progression in the wine industry as a step toward generational wealth for her daughter. “Family...

Mar 4, 2021