The Tri-Valley celebrates diversity, cultural expression, and equality for all. If you’re looking for a way to stand in solidarity with our Black residents, visitors, businesses & non-profits, we encourage you to support our Black-owned restaurants and businesses. Browse our listing below of local small businesses or contact us to add your business to this list.
Winemaker & Founder Phil Long of Longevity Wines, began his journey making wine in the garage with his wife Debra. Now with over a decade of winemaking experience, and a list of awards too long to print, Winemaker Phil continues his journey with the constant of always improving in place. “In the business of winemaking, the minute you think you know it all, it’s time to get out.”
Phil began making wine in the Livermore Valley in 2006 under the Longevity label, using other facilities. It was only a matter of time before production was moved from other facilities, to Longevity’s own facility in Livermore. Yearly production from 500 cases per year grew to the current production of 2500. Today, Phil is one of approximately 50 Black-owned wineries globally, and is the president of the Association of African American Vintners. He continues to enjoy the challenge of making many different wines, and continues to strive for wines that are high in quality instead of high quantities.
Female & Black-owned, Vault California flaunts chic clothing, local & handmade gifts, accessories, and beauty & health products located in downtown Livermore. For now, you can shop Vault California via their website, receiving free shipping on any orders over $75.
An announcement from Vault California:
“Vault California believes undeniably that Black Lives Matter. We are committed to long lasting efforts of amplifying our black community, educating our local community, and giving back to organizations that empower black people in order to end racism and injustice. Please visit our RESOURCES page to find out more information on how you can join the cause and help us make a change.”
Maurice Dissels, Founder of Oyo, is a South American-born native of British Guyana. He formally studied culinary arts with a strong background in Cajun/Caribbean cuisine and food science. He later moved to the United States, where he honed his crafts and skills at the culinary institute in Chicago Illinois, Grey Stone in St Helena Napa Valley and in restaurants from Chicago to Colorado and the Bay Area.
Oyo’s cuisine embodies the diverse heritage of Guyanese cuisine with its eclectic mix of flavors emanating from the ancestral homelands of the Guyanese people. Curries and Lo-Mein from Eastern Asian, Jerk Chicken and Rundown Fish from the Caribbean, Pepper Pot from West Africa and South American Paella all find a home here at Oyo.
You might recognize Jeremy Troupe-Masi as one of the creative minds behind the local wine-centric podcast, Through the Grapevine. But, he’s also a Certified Sommelier at award-winning winery, Nottingham Cellars and a pillar of our region’s hospitality industry. Jeremy is a man of many talents, having his hand in several community efforts inside and outside of the Livermore Valley Wine Country. From hosting exclusive wine tastings and workshops to organizing community events celebrating art, wine & food, he’s a mover and shaker helping to shape the Tri-Valley’s bright future. Support Through the Grapevine Podcast by following them on Instagram and listening to their podcast on any major streaming channel.
In 2019 the Lash Empire was named Diablo Magazine’s Best Lash & Brow Treatment, but their expert staff of technicians offer several other high-end spa services for you to enjoy. In addition to waxing, facials and hydrafacials, you can also get your hair and make up done for a special event, or have permanent make up applied for long-lasting looks. Visit this award-winning luxury spa to feel and look wonderful for any occasion.
Que Squared BBQ & Catering offers its catering services throughout the Bay Area, but they’re also known locally for partnering with Tri-Valley businesses and wineries. Delivering delicious, high-quality meats and sides, Que Squared BBQ also offers pre-made orders for pick up for special occasions, holidays, or gatherings. Follow Que Squared BBQ on Facebook for their menus, pick-up options & catering information!
This new, black-owned pop-up can usually be found Sunday mornings at Downtown Livermore’s Farmer’s Market, located year round on 2nd street from 9am – 1pm. True to its name, The Fusion Food Club has a diverse menu that combines a variety of surf & turf BBQ with several meatless options, like their New Day Burger with Beyond Meat Patty topped with smoked portobello strips, roma tomato slices, and avocado spread. Follow this business on Facebook to find out when they’ll be at our local markets.