Delta Air Lines has announced it's new partnership with a black-owned winery out of Napa Valley, California.
According to Delta, the partnership is apart of the air carrier's mission to celebrate it's 20-year commitment to supplier diversity.
The company said the black-owned wine will be featured on the domestic Delta One 2019-2020 winter wine menu. The airline will feature wines such as 2017 Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc and the 2017 Chaos Theory red blend.
Heather Ostis, Vice President of Supply Chain Management told Delta that "Partnering with innovative, diverse suppliers from certified small-, minority- and women-owned businesses like Brown Estate is fundamental to Delta's strategy to keep climbing year-round."
The announcement came at a surprise wine tasting at the San Francisco Delta Sky Club, according to the company.
"The innovative idea to partner with Brown Estate started with Carlyne Scott, a member of Delta's black community business resource group (BRG) and BRG Program Manager. Scott originally suggested the winery as a special for Black History Month, and that seed germinated into a larger relationship between Delta and the winery," according to Delta.
Brown Estates was established in 1996, according to their official website. Through today, they remain the only black-owned winery in Napa Valley.
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