Black Coyote Wines

2400 N 3rd Ave
Napa, CA 94558



In 1997 Dr. Ernest Bates found his refuge in the Napa Valley and inspired by the vines. "I've always enjoyed fine wine and being inspired by the vineyards on my Napa property, I decided to create one of the first African American wineries in the Valley." He saw the wine industry and the Napa Valley lifestyle to be a refreshing break from his work in the competitive world of medicine and medical supplies. So in 2000, he formed the Black Coyote label with a few close friends, Stanley S. Trotman and John F. Ruffle. Black Coyote Wines produces 600 cases of its signature award winning Black Coyote Reserve Cabernet. Black Coyote Wines are harvested from some of Napa Valley's premium vineyards. Black Coyote's Winemaker, Tim Milos is a US Davis graduate.  He shares our philosophy of expressing the wines natural state at all time because of this we do not filter any of our wine.

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