Wade Cellars presents: When We Gather, a national series of wine and food experiences highlighting celebrated BIPOC chefs and sommeliers paired with Wade Cellars’ wines in restaurants, wine bars and wine shops across the U.S.
From wine tastings to wine dinners led by our very own George Walker, III, When We Gather returns for its second annual tour. Each unique experience celebrates the chef or sommelier’s ethos, paired with Wade Cellars’ wines, as well as meaningful conversations, art and entertainment. The complete schedule of events for the 2023 When We Gather Tour follows below.
1010 Wine & Events with Leann & Leslie Jones
1010 N La Brea Ave,
Inglewood, CA 90302
6:00 – 9:00pm
Join Dwyane Wade and the Wade Cellars team as we kick-off the Diaspora Tour on September 19, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at 1010 Wine & Events with a wine dinner hosted by owners Leslie & Leann Jones, who have been featured on The Ellen Show and On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge with Tammie Scott and Lauren Eylise
1432 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
6:00 – 8:00pm
On September 24, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00pm, meet up with Wade Cellars’ George Walker III to get a taste of Wade Cellars’ Three by Wade wines paired with a soul food twist on traditional charcuterie at one of Cincinnati’s “Top Wine Bars,” Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge with owner Tammie Scott. BONUS: the uber talented singer-songwriter Lauren Eylise will be performing.
Virtue with Chef Erick Williams
1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
6:30 – 8:30pm
Wade Cellars is returning to Dwyane’s hometown for a special wine dinner at Virtue in Chicago, IL on October 4, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:30pm with James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and owner Erick Williams and our very own George Walker III.
Graft Wine Shop with Femi Oyediran and Chef BJ Dennis
700b King St
Charleston, SC 29403
6:00 – 9:00pm
George Walker III returns to Charleston, SC to “takeover” the bar at Graft Wine Shop on October 13, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:00pm with owner Femi Oyediran, Food and Wine’s Sommelier of the Year (2019) and Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 (2018). BONUS: Gullah’s cultural bearer and personal chef Benjamin “BJ” Dennis will be serving some dynamite bites paired with Wade Cellars’ wines.
Sobre Mesa with Chef Nelson German
1618 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612
6:00 – 9:00pm – SOLD OUT
9:30 – 11:30pm – RSVP
Even though our When We Gather dinner experience with chef / owner Nelson German at Sobre Mesa in Oakland is already sold out, we invite you to join us for the afterparty! Enjoy flights of the Wade Cellars wines, music by Sobre Mesa’s house DJ, and an unforgettable evening gathering with our Bay Area community!
Grown with Chef Richard Ingraham
1504 Bay Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
7:00 – 10:00pm
Join George Walker III during Art Basel for a convergence of art wine and food celebrating a Black renaissance at Grown, Flamingo Point in Miami Beach, FL on December 2, 2022 with chef and partner Richard Ingraham, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s personal chef and author of Eating Well to Win. BONUS: Experience works of art by international contemporary artist Mojo.