Join us in raising a glass to honor this significant day and discover the beauty of Black-owned businesses.
What is Juneteenth?Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on June 19th. It marks the day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, effectively ending slavery in the United States. Juneteenth serves as a powerful reminder of the struggles, resilience, and triumphs of Black Americans throughout history.
One of the best ways to mark this day and celebrate Black people, The Culture, and the Black economy is through supporting a Black-Owned Business. The Urban Grape is a proudly Black-Owned wine shop, certified with By Black of the U.S. Black Chambers Inc.
We are known for our extensive selection of wines from around the world, carefully curated to provide a unique and enriching experience.
Why Choose The Urban Grape?
Diverse Wine Selection: The Urban Grape offers a wide range of wines, including varietals from traditional wine regions and emerging vineyards. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a beginner, their knowledgeable staff will guide you to find the perfect bottle to suit your palate. Shop our Black Producers Collection, highlighting BIPOC producers who have been historically marginalized within thewine industry is just one way that we Drink Progressively.
Focus on Education: The Urban Grape is committed to education and hosts informative wine classes and tastings. Expand your knowledge of different wine styles, regions, and pairings, all while supporting a Black-owned business.
Inclusive Wine Rating System: Breaking away from the traditional 100-point scale, The Urban Grape uses their innovative "Progressive Scale" to rate wines based on their body, flavor, and texture. This approach makes wine selection accessible to everyone, regardless of expertise or background.
Community Engagement: The Urban Grape actively supports and collaborates with local organizations, fostering a sense of community and celebrating diversity through events and initiatives.
This Juneteenth, let's honor the emancipation of enslaved Black people by supporting Black-owned businesses. Indulge in our exceptional wine selection. Whether you're looking for a celebratory sparkling wine or a bold red to pair with grilled dishes, hosting tasting events (even offering DEI-focused themes), or gifting needs - we have something for every occasion.
Let's raise our glasses in unity and toast the progress we've made while acknowledging the work that still lies ahead.
Together, let's celebrate the rich heritage of Black Americans and uplift Black-owned businesses all year long!