Headquartered at 2271 South Vasco Road, Suite B in Livermore, California, this non-profit organization was founded by Mac McDonald in 2002.  The objectives of the Association of African American Vintners (AAAV), as per its website, are to “increase the quality of wine communications to all, and to grow awareness of the Association of African American Vintners; foster a spirit of cooperation among all growers, wineries and industry groups; develop a sense of community among members of the organization through friendly and informal networking and social functions; increase awareness of diversity in our industry to all wine consumers through public pouring events showcasing AAAV member wines; and facilitate access to relevant viticulture, enological and related information through voluntary sharing among members.”

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