First woman and black-owned
urban winery in Durham.

Our story

Melanated Wine was created to decomplicate wine and embody our motto, “uncork the culture.” Founder Lashonda Fort-Modest believed that the minority community had been overlooked in the area of wine...

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Welcome to our store

Explore our wine collection. Uncork the Culture.

On behalf of Melanated Wine, I want to thank you for logging onto our website. Consider yourself an official member of the MelaNation! You are now a part of a global movement that celebrates culture, passion, courage, and of course, delicious wine! You now have the opportunity to browse our varietals, purchase your favorite and #uncorktheculture!
With Love,
Lashonda Fort-Modest
Founder, Melanated Wine

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Book A Wine Tasting

Join us for a wine tasting at Melanated Wine.

Our tastings are a great way to learn about our different wines and our brand. We offer a two tasting options to choose from, including: Standard Tasting: This tasting features all seven of our premium wines. Elevated Tasting: This tasting features all seven of our premium wines, charcuterie, and a branded souvenir tasting glass to keep. All of our tastings are led by our knowledgeable wine staff, who will share their insights and passion for wine with you. To book a tasting, please click the 'Book Now' button below or call us at (919) 695-3303. We look forward to hosting you soon!


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4608 Industry Lane Suite F
Durham, NC


Tuesday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

We're ONLY accommodating reservations for parties of 15 guests or more.