About Us

Founded in 2002, Association of African American Vintners (AAAV) is a 50 1 (C)(6) non-Profit organization formed for the following specific purposes:

a) Increase the quality of wine communications to all with special emphasis on African Americans.

b) Fostering a spirit of co-operation among African-American growers and wineries.

c) Develop a sense of community among members of the organization trough friendly and infomal networking and social functions.

d) Facilitate access to relevant viticulture, enological and related information through voluntary sharing among members.

The organization welcomes professionals from all aspects of the wine industry as we11 as consumers who have an interest supporting members within the organization.

P.O. Box 267, Windsor, CA 95492

 

AAAV Officers/Board Members:

Mac McDonald (Vision Cellars)
President

Lou Garcia (Stover Oaks Winery)
Vice President and Treasurer

Theodora Lee (Theopolis Vineyards)
Secretary

Daniel Bryant (Running Tigers Wine)
Programs/Special Events

Brenda Harrison
Executive Director

Vance Sharp (Sharp Cellars)
Board Member

Dr. Ernie Bates (Black Coyote)
Board Member

Our Members

Vision Cellars

Mac McDonald, Proprietor
www.visioncellars.com
wine@visioncellars.com
(707) 836-4002

Winery Features:

  • Open for onsite wine tastings by appointment only.
  • Wine club available – may include exclusive events, discounts.

Sharp Cellars

Vance Sharp, Proprietor
www.sharpcellars.com
vancesharp@me.com
(707) 290-3515

Winery Features:

  • Offers wine tastings by appointment only.
  • Wine club available – may include exclusive events, discounts.

 

Running Tiger Wines

Daniel Bryant, Proprietor
www.runningtigerswine.com
sandcrosser@yahoo.com
(707)888-1574

Winery Features:

  • Offers wine tastings by appointment only.

 

 

Stover Oaks Winery

Lou Garcia, Proprietor
stoveroakswinery@peoplepc.com
(707) 478-7222

Winery Features:

  • Offers wine tastings by appointment only.

 

 

Theopolis Vineyards

Theodora Lee, Proprietor
www.theopolisvineyards.com
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(510) 604-5015

Winery Features:
• Produces Petite Sirah grapes for award-winning vintners.
• Located in beautiful Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino County.
• Member of Yorkville Highlands Growers and Vintners Association.