Local Event

Melanin Wine Down

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    Sun, January 29, 2023 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

District Winery
385 Water Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
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We’re a group of complex melanated individuals who like to blend fun social experiences with wine - which we call "bottled poetry".

Welcome to the place where ‘WE’ enjoy Bottled Poetry!

Join our Wine Down if you enjoy red, white, rose, or sparkling "bottled poetry". We welcome you dry or sweet, light, medium, or full-bodied!


** This is a MEMBERS ONLY event **

A member is defined as anyone with a Corks + Melanin t-shirt. Purchase a t-shirt in advance if you'd like to participate in a Wine Down: https://corksandmelanin.shop

SHIPPING speed is currently 10 business days. Please purchase your t-shirt as soon as possible. We will be taking pictures.



Our boutique urban winery is set in the heart of The Yards, a bustling community in DC’s Navy Yard along the Anacostia River. Winemaker Phil Arras produces our premium small batch wines, combining the quality of tradition with the freedom of innovation.


Learn about urban winemaking! From how we source our grapes to blending and bottling - our knowledgeable tour guides will walk you through the entire process. You’ll also learn about our humble beginnings in Brooklyn and how we made our way to DC. Each tour includes a tasting of five District Winery wines.

What to Bring

Please bring a valid photo ID. All participants must be 21+. Participants must wear a mask when entering the building and moving through the space. Once seated in the winery for the tour and tasting, masks may be removed.

Additional Details

In order to ensure that all ticketed guests enjoy their winery experience, tours begin promptly at their scheduled start time. Guests will not be admitted 10 minutes past the start time of the tour. We encourage all tour guests to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled tour start time to ensure ample time for check-in.

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. In order to ensure a safe environment:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for guests and employees throughout.
  • We have developed sanitation and safety procedures for thoroughly disinfecting all surfaces.
  • We will remain in compliance with current local regulations and requirements regarding COVID-19.


We will walk to a nearby eatery for dinner. Members are responsible for their own bill.


Tickets are $35 per person and includes a winery tour and wine tasting. Purchase tickets directly on the District Winery website. Then register here to let me know you're coming!!



District Winery is set in the heart of The Yards, a bustling community in DC's Navy Yard along the Anacostia River. Located a short walk from Nationals Park, District Winery is easy to get to by car, Metro, and bike.

Closest Metro Station: Navy Yard Station

Parking: Parking is available directly east of District Winery at The Yards Lot Q, including game days at Nationals Park. Street parking is available but limited. Meter Parking is free in the District on Sundays.


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