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First Female Indian Immigrant Owned Wine Brand, Naidu Wines, Successfully Launches Amidst a Pandemic


Raghni Naidu successfully launches new wine brand paying tribute to her journey and Indian heritage, carving out a space in an otherwise, traditional industry

Sebastopol, Calif., March 30, 2021 – Naidu Wines launched in 2020 as the first female Indian owned wine brand in the United States, and has seen success despite being in the midst of a pandemic. Based in Sebastopol, Naidu Wines is a boutique wine company that crafts high quality wines, specializing in pinot noir. Her last name, Naidu, bears the label to convey the essence of her family and its belief in the freedom to create one’s own path by following your dreams and passions.

Raghni Naidu made her way to the United States from Punjab, India in 2006. She and her husband set out in search of the American Dream and wanted to raise a family in the United States. After settling down in San Francisco, Naidu soon discovered the neighboring wine country of Sonoma County. Following a calling to share her passion for creating memorable experiences for others, she was inspired by the wine country farm to table lifestyle. In 2018 she stumbled upon a pinot noir vineyard, owned by a first-generation Italian American couple that had been farming it for over 30 years. The terroir was stunning, the fruit award-winning, and she felt compelled to call it her own – this is where it all began. Naidu Wines was born.

“My dream is to create a wine that is always limited production, high quality, with a focus on terroir; while working with artists that share the same vision that I do,” said Raghni Naidu, Owner of Naidu Wines.

Naidu Wines debuted last fall with a  2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (SRP $49.99). This wine is very hand-crafted and small production, which sold out upon release. They have just released two new varietals to the lineup, a 2020 Sonoma County Viognier (SRP $34.99) and a 2019 Mendocino County Cuvee Rouge (SRP $39.99) a blend of old vine Carignan and Zinfandel and are set to release their 2020 Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir (SRP $30) this summer. 

“I am an immigrant woman carving a space within this traditionalistic industry, because despite what others may say; I belong…and you do too,” Naidu said.

For more information or to order Naidu Wines please visit naiduwines.com.

About Naidu Wines

Naidu Wines is a wine company founded in 2018 by Raghni Naidu, a female Indian immigrant with a dream to carve out a space in an otherwise traditional industry. Naidu prides herself on offering a fully immersive wine experience from creating small, boutique wine offerings, to staying at the property itself, to experience the beauty of the vineyards and terroir.

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  1. I’m probably not going to be the only one but there has been an female Indian owned winery running for about 10 years now in Paso Robles, CA, LXV Wines. The owned by the beautiful, brilliant, and flamboyant, Neeta Mittal. The wines are outstanding as well as the tasting experience. Please take some time to look her up.


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