Black Coyote Winery
Black Coyote Winery was founded in 2000 by Dr. Ernest Bates (and 3 partners). Dr. Bates is an esteemed neurosurgeon who created one of the first African American owned wineries in the Napa Valley (Bates Creek). He has lived in the Napa area full time since 1999 and was one of the founding members of the Association of African American Vintners. He has been active on the Board of Directors for the Copia Wine Center (now closed), in the town of Napa. He is now retired and has more time to dedicate to his wine and charity interests. His wine is made at Judd’s Hill Winery by the well known winemaker Marco DiGuilio and Art Finklestein (owner of Judd’s Hill).