Two brothers living in Ballard have started the first African-American winery in the state.
Their label, Carter-Lamour, takes its name from the middle names of the Dreux and Dain Dillingham. Between the two of them, they have almost 15 years in the industry, and being the first of it’s kind is something they said they didn’t try for, it just worked out that way.
“It’s important for us to recognize that and for people to recognize it. It really wasn’t our intention, it just kind of happened. It’s super cool, and we are happy to be the ones who are doing it. Our mother always said to break down walls, and this is one that we ended up doing, I guess,” said Dreux.
The brothers learned their craft working in Walla Walla, and their winery is the fruit of their love for wine and their bond as brothers. Not only is it the first black owned winery, Carter-Lamour is a project Dreux and Dain started to support long term care for a spinal injury Dain sustained in August 2013.More ›