Blacker the Berry  is a cultural oasis, a baptism in blackness, a homecoming of sorts coined the Carolina Wine Mixer. These types of experiences are oftentimes reserved for wedding receptions, family reunions, and homecomings, but the #BTB fills you with the same type of energy. Our team provides patrons with a one of a kind destination brunch experience coupled with an environment that cultivates connection as well as expressions of ones culture through music, food and fun.

Our about

“some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice, I say the darker the flesh, then the deeper the roots.”


A blend of soulful sounds spanning the diaspora, a rhythmic blend of Frankie Beverly and Maze, Da Baby, Beyonce, and Burna Boy tickling your soul. Our conductor (DJ) careful curation brings the Blacker the Berry Soundtrack to life.


The natural essence of our innate vitality, magnetic spirits, and connectivity is in full effect when you step foot on the vineyard. Your eyes will dance around the full spectrum of browns, as people pass by flashing their pearly whites from ear to ear. So… #ItsTheEssenceForMe 

“It was a party that fostered an experience in a league of its own. There was a multitude of Black-owned businesses, food, and products to make the day more enjoyable.”

…”I have rarely been in a place where I have felt the urge to just be. Not put on a metaphoric mask, or filter me, but just be. Everything was strategically placed to make me, a Black man, comfortable.”

One to Tupac’s greatest hits says, “some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice, I say the darker the flesh, then the deeper the roots.” These lyrics exemplify the cultural experience being produced by North Carolina’s curators Colton Palmer, James Lunsford, Brint Hayes, and Tim Harrington. Collectively these men put together a plan and executed “Blacker the Berry” in a way that has transformed cultural experiences for young professionals in the Raleigh, Durham areas.

Amendola family Cigar Co. is a first generation, family owned, premium cigar brand owned and operated by Jeffrey Amendola and Christopher Monaco. Founded in 2017 by Jeffrey Amendola, the purpose of the company was to expand its reach across the United States and Into an International market. In 2020 Amendola Family Cigar Co. has done just that.

Known for the best waffles on Earth, Big C specialized in gourmet waffles. Mouth-watering varieties such as The Bacon, Egg n Cheese, Thin Mint, Pecan, Blueberry and Donut waffles are amazing and life-changing. Once you have a Big C Waffle, your life will never be the same. Big C started this food truck to impact peoples’ lives in a positive way with waffles. 

Smooth & Unique • Made right here in the Bull City from long grain white rice, Bedlam is naturally gluten free. BEDLAM has been coined the “UnVodka”unmistakeable smooth flavor and unbelievably burn-free. Bedlam is UnDefeated! One sip and you can taste the difference. Bedlam is Bull City Bred Made right here in Durham, NC