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Last Call for Media Coverage of Black Vines—A Toast to Black Wineries and Diverse Art®
February 22, 2019

Courtesy of Varner Public Relations Agency

Sandra Varner

Varner PR Agency                



Saturday, February 23, 2019



You are invited to cover

Black Vines—A Toast to Black Wineries and Diverse Art®


Press Call times: 12:30pm - 1:30pm; again from 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Street Parking, press check-in at main entrance


OAKLAND, CA – Fern Stroud, Founder of Black Vines—A Toast to Black Wineries and Diverse Art®, will be on hand during the 8th Annual February winemakers event, in addition to participating winemakers and artists. The 2019 event returns to DeFremery Park (1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland), Saturday, February 23, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, held indoors, Black Vines is complemented by jazz music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, art, and wine sampling. Visit for more details.


For a list of participating wineries, visit:

A clip of the event can be viewed at


Highlighting African American winemakers is a focus of the event explains Stroud.  “We see this event as an extension of their collective and independent outreach efforts to increase awareness, visibility and market demand for these labels.”  There has been a steady loyalty factor borne out of the Black Vines annual event. 


About Black Vines Founder, Fern A. Stroud

"I created Black Vines with Black excellence in mind. I wanted to bring the Oakland community together in a positive, uplifting setting to envision our future."  Founded in 2011, by the Silicon Valley technology professional, Stroud’s vision is in full effect.  Black Vines is A Toast to Black Wineries and Diverse Art®.


Working Press RSVP required no later than Friday, February 22, 2019.

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