More and more Black women are venturing into the wine industry. This summer, Marlo Richardson joined the less than one percent of black-owned wineries when she launched her California-based winery, Braymar Wines in July.
The California mother of two named the wine after her daughters, Brayli, and Marli. The concept of Braymar Wines was developed during the pandemic in 2020. But the Los Angeles native has been a fan of wine since she opened her first restaurant in 2010 in Playa Del Rey, Calif.
“With everything that happened during the pandemic, and having to suddenly become a homeschool teacher and a mom and trying to work, and at the end of the day, all I could think of is I just need a glass of wine,” Richardson said.
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