The Napa Valley wine brand co-founded by Ayesha Curry and Sydel Curry-Lee releases its first vintage as part of The Prisoner Wine Company Portfolio
Napa Valley, CA (November 1, 2023) – Domaine Curry, the Napa Valley wine brand co-founded by Ayesha Curry and Sydel Curry-Lee, today releases its highly anticipated 2021 vintage. The reimagined Cabernet Sauvignon and newly introduced Founders Blend have been meticulously crafted in collaboration with The Prisoner Wine Company, reflecting shared values of inclusivity, quality, and innovation, and representing the essence of the co-founders’ dedication to empowering women.
At the heart of Domaine Curry is a tribute to the strong women who have shaped the Curry family's heritage, honoring Ayesha and Sydel’s mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters, as well as generations to come. The inspiration for Domaine Curry arrived during a family dinner in 2015, where Ayesha and Sydel toasted the strong, graceful women in their family, qualities that were mirrored in the characteristics of the glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon in their hands. In that moment, they recognized the project that would tap into their shared passion for wine while honoring the incredible women in their lives.
Since its inception, Ayesha and Sydel have rooted Domaine Curry in the values exuded by the women in Proverbs 31 of the Bible – sisterhood, empowerment, legacy, and self-determination. This passage inspired their brand ethos, referred to as Femme 31, which is now symbolically represented as a steadfast, eternally burning lamp on the new Domaine Curry packaging.
Ayesha Curry shares, “Throughout our lives, wine has always been a way to bring our friends and family together. We are fortunate to be surrounded by so many impressive women who inspire us each day, and we hope Domaine Curry will serve as homage to them while also empowering future generations.”
Sydel Curry-Lee adds, “Our partnership with The Prisoner Wine Company has allowed us to infuse our personal touches into the look and taste of these new wines, and we’re thrilled that more women will have the opportunity to enjoy them, just as our family does.”
Domaine Curry wines are produced in small quantities with grapes sourced from grower partners throughout Napa Valley. The reimagined Cabernet Sauvignon and newly introduced Founders Blend were created through a close collaboration of constant conversation and countless blending sessions between the co-founders and The Prisoner Wine Company’s head winemaker, Chrissy Wittmann. The wines embody the beloved balance and structure of previous vintages, with a newfound soft boldness that brings out the strength of each varietal and embodies the women’s personal wine preferences.
“The Prisoner Wine Company and Domaine Curry are driven by the shared values of inclusivity, authenticity, and innovation. We’re aiming to define and lead the wine category for Black and multicultural women, and we’re committed to combating barriers to make the space more approachable for women working in and enjoying fine wines, “ says Bukky Ekundayo, General Manager of The Prisoner Wine Company.
The 2021 Domaine Curry release includes:
- 2021 Domaine Curry Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA) - $80: A bold and balanced wine comprising Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
- 2021 Domaine Curry Founders Blend (Napa Valley, CA) - $65: A celebration of uniqueness, this blend incorporates wines such as Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Merlot to create a smooth, full-bodied wine worth celebrating.
In Spring 2024, Domaine Curry will introduce its newly imagined Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
The wines will be available for purchase online via allocation, in select markets (FL, NY, AZ, CA, IL, TX, MI, NC), and at The Prisoner Wine Company Tasting Lounge in Napa Valley. Inventory is limited and will be offered first-come, first-served served. Join the mailing list by setting up an account and stay tuned for instructions on setting up an account, wine will begin releasing to new subscribers on November 13. To learn more, visit https://theprisonerwinecompany.com/pages/domaine-curry.
About Domaine Curry:
Domaine Curry is a wine brand co-founded by Ayesha Curry and Sydel Curry-Lee. With wines designed to honor their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and now daughters, the brand is dedicated to the strong women in the Curry family and future generations to come. The reimagined Cabernet Sauvignon and newly introduced Founders Blend have been meticulously crafted in collaboration with The Prisoner Wine Company, reflecting shared values of inclusivity, quality, and innovation, and representing the essence of the co-founders’ dedication to empowering women. With quality and community as their top priorities, Domaine Curry aims to define and lead the wine category for Black women. To learn more and to sign up for the Domaine Curry newsletter, visit Domaine Curry's website at https://theprisonerwinecompany.com/pages/domaine-curry.
About The Prisoner Wine Company:
When The Prisoner was released two decades ago as a complex blend of some of California’s best and most unusual grape varieties, it swiftly and permanently changed the American perception of what a red blend could be. The Prisoner Wine Company grew to include a range of rule-bending blends with provocative label designs, and the portfolio has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the most innovative wine brands in the market, leading the resurgence of California luxury red blends and earning “cult” wine status. Today, Director of Winemaking Chrissy Wittmann and her team work with over 100 growers in northern California, bringing together exceptional fruit to produce a family of bold and intriguing wines. The Prisoner Wine Company is located on Highway 29 in Napa Valley and welcomes visitors year-round for unexpected, immersive experiences.
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