Recap: First African-American Sisters to Own Wine Company Launch in DC


Last week, Andrea and Robin McBride, who are the first African-American sisters to own their own wine company, launched Truvee Wines at The Manor (1327 Connecticut Avenue NW) in the Nation’s Capitol.

The sisters have an interesting to story to say the least. In fact, the two didn’t even know each other until 1999 when Andrea was 16 and Robin was 25. The two, who share the same father, lived on opposite ends of the world, with the former in New Zealand and the latter in Monterey, California. It was their father’s dying wish for the two to meet. Still, they both grew up around vineyards and decided to start a wine company to firm their bond. They named the company “Truvée,” a twist for the French word, trouver, which means “to find.”

At the industry-only event, the sisters treated guests to their wines, either the Red Blend or Central Coast Chardonnay, along with passed bites. The wines were also made available in mixed drinks such as wine spritzers and sangria.

After the sisters explained their wines, guests were treated to a journal to take home with them as a party favor.

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The McBride sisters


Photo credit: Surpass Visuals