Oceano aims to create a more sustainable and inclusive wine industry that celebrates creators from a range of backgrounds and the individual perspectives they bring to the craft.
Oceano wine is the delicious result of Marbue’s expert taste, Rachel’s stylistic choices, and the artistic melding of their wide array of distinctive experiences. This is the soul factor that makes Oceano wines stand out from other wines that are mass-produced without mindful intention and artistry.
It is part of human nature to collaborate with and support other humans, especially women in need, who haven’t been given the same opportunities we have. Just as the pioneering female winemakers laid the foundation for the future generations of female winemakers and their successes, I aim to empower and support other women who are chasing their own professional dreams.
I happily support organizations like Suited For Change, which provides women in need with a network of support, professional attire, coaching, and skills training to help them thrive while they build their careers.
I also am grateful for companies like Enrichher that make financial resources accessible for diverse-led businesses that will strengthen their local economies, create inclusive job growth, positively impact their society, mend the wealth gap, and allow them to better serve their audience’s unique needs. They also make investment opportunities accessible to people from a larger range of hopeful investors than most companies do.
Collaborations can empower both creators and their businesses by endorsing each other and sharing their audiences. I have been lucky to collaborate with many talented experts on projects like these gorgeous glass trays with NYC artist Lisa Bayer, or these beautiful hand-made heirlooms with porcelain and glaze specialist Camille Morin. We also teamed up designer Cristina Ruales to dream up the design for our Vintage Volkswagen Bus Mobile Tasting Room.
Oceano Wines partners with many associations supporting women in need and girls affected by socioeconomic disparity, political injustice, neglect, or abuse. We also donate to worthy organizations that advocate for medical care and housing for socioeconomically marginalized groups. Some of these causes include Just Good Business, Catalina Island Women’s Forum, City of Hope, N Street Village, James Beard House, No Kid Hungry, Time’s Up, Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Women of the Vines & Spirits, and Jazz at the Ballroom.
We were thrilled to be the white wine partner at Steven Tyler’s Grammy Viewing benefit for Janie’s Fund at the historic Palladium Theatre. The event raised over $4.6M to provide support for girls to escape neglect, heal trauma, and bring awareness to the issue in order to minimize it. We’re bummed that Miley Cyrus was unable to test our wine at the event, but we appreciate the way that she has used her fame as a platform to help other minority groups through her nonprofit, Happy Hippie. So if you run into her, let her know we would love to send her a bottle and ask if she needs a vegan wine partner for the next charitable event!
You can inspire future generations of female leaders by donating time, sharing resources, or even buying a bottle of wine from a women-owned business. Charitable acts like this allow us to embrace humanity in ourselves and the world around us.
Our refreshing wines are certified sustainable (SIP Certified) and have a naturally lower alcohol content than other similar wines, and seventy percent of every dollar spent in the production of Oceano’s wines goes to women- and minority-owned businesses.
So when you drink Oceano, you know you’re doing good for taste buds, your body, minority-owned small businesses, and the environment. It’s really a win – win wine! I hope my dedication to promoting inclusion will inspire a wave of human kindness that results in a more diverse and interesting climate for the future of female winemakers, the wine industry as a whole, and the world.