KWETU - Wine Lounge

The first Woman and Black-Owned Wine and Wellness Lounge in Oakland, by Dr. C. Wachira of Wachira Wines, first Kenyan-American vintner

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Project Description

Dr. Wachira Featured in September issues of Alameda and Oakland Magazine. On the Cover of Alameda Magazine

 

This Campaign is for KWETU – Wine Lounge, a community-based wine tasting room which will be located on Grand Ave, Oakland.

KWETU is a Swahili word that translates to mean Our Place or Our Space. Our fundraising campaign is aimed at addressing just that, the need to create a space where we highlight and celebrate great but underserved wineries especially from women and winemakers of color. 

KWETU - Wine Lounge will showcase the beauty of diversity in the wine market by offering a retail platform for 'small production' winemakers. But we cannot do it alone. We need your support to make this community-building effort a reality.

Specializing in unique varietals from both domestic and international winemakers, KWETU - Wine Lounge will be Our collective Place. ️Please support our efforts to diversify this wine market by creating memorable experiences around wine and wellness in our community.

With your help and support, in KWETU – Wine Lounge, minority owned wineries such as Wachira Wines will now have an Oakland Home perfect for community building and gathering with old friends or making a few new ones.

Wachira Wines is a woman owned Urban Winery and a culmination of the extraordinary vision and effort of Dr. Christine Wachira, the first Kenyan-born, Californian winemaker. Her story is about the love of community and the ability to succeed through adversity. While working her way through college, earning her Doctorate, and dedicating her life to Clinical Outcomes, Chris fell in-love with the science of wine making. She developed a deep appreciation for the sense of community and bridges built from sharing a bottle of wine with complete strangers.

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Julie Grant
10/05/2019
Silver Supporter
$100
Nanette M Francois
10/03/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
John Mbugua
09/30/2019
Silver Supporter
$100
Myokabi
09/28/2019
Silver Supporter
$100
09/27/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
LUQMAN
09/26/2019
Platinum Supporters
$500
Khaboshi
09/26/2019
Silver Supporter
$100
Kingori Kanyi
09/14/2019
Silver Supporter
$100
Robin Bates
09/14/2019
Silver Supporter
$200
Beverly Jarrett
09/07/2019
Silver Supporter
$100
Monetary Contribution

Any contribution you are comfortable with. You are supporting KWETU, a wine and wellness lounge that gives local, women, and makers of color a home for their Wine. 

2 Supporters
Contribute
$100
Silver Supporter

Silver Supporters - as a thank you for your support: 2 Wachira Glasses, 2 Complimentary Pre-Grand Opening and after party tickets (invite only).

8 Supporters
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$500
Platinum Supporters

Platinum Supporters - as a thank you for your support: 6 Wachira Glasses, 6 Complimentary tickets to Pre-Grand Opening, and evening Celebration (invite only).

1 Supporter
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$1,000
Diamond Supporters

Diamond Supporters - as a thank you for your support: 6 Wachira Glasses, 6 Complimentary tickets to Pre-Grand Opening, and evening Celebration (invite only). 4 Invites to Private Dinner Celebration. Max 25  Invites.

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Any contribution you are comfortable with. You are supporting KWETU, a wine and wellness lounge that gives local, women, and makers of color a home for their Wine. 

2 Supporters
Contribute
$100
Silver Supporter

Silver Supporters - as a thank you for your support: 2 Wachira Glasses, 2 Complimentary Pre-Grand Opening and after party tickets (invite only).

8 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Platinum Supporters

Platinum Supporters - as a thank you for your support: 6 Wachira Glasses, 6 Complimentary tickets to Pre-Grand Opening, and evening Celebration (invite only).

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Diamond Supporters

Diamond Supporters - as a thank you for your support: 6 Wachira Glasses, 6 Complimentary tickets to Pre-Grand Opening, and evening Celebration (invite only). 4 Invites to Private Dinner Celebration. Max 25  Invites.

0 Supporters
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