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Black-Owned Businesses in the Tri-Valley

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses in the Tri-Valley

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. 

Photo Credit: Ron Essex Photography

Longevity Wines

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 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.

Mimi's Chocolates

This local mother-daughter duo create a variety of delicious treats including various truffles, caramel apples, chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels, and more! Stop in to Mimi’s Chocolates satisfy your sweet tooth, celebrate a special occasion, or pick up a tasty gift for a loved one. 

Free Range Flower Winery

Free Range Flower Winery is an award-winning, black-owned and operated Livermore Valley winery that handcrafts premium wine in small batches from locally sourced organically grown flowers – not grapes.

Drawing from her background in biology, herbalism and nutrition education, Free Range Flower Winery founder Aaliyah Nitoto combines her knowledge of flowers and plants, taste profiles, and science into the art of flower wine making. 

Vault California

Female & Black-owned, Vault California flaunts chic clothing, local & handmade gifts, accessories, and beauty & health products located in downtown Livermore. 


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.

Jeremy Troupe-Masi

Through the Grapevine Podcast

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 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.

Que Squared BBQ & Catering

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!