An expression of two purpose-driven women’s love of wisdom, passion of wine & spirit of service.


We were born and raised in Baltimore City.  Our sisterhood began over a decade ago as colleagues.  As our friendship evolved, we discovered that we had a mutual core desire to seek wisdom and live a purpose driven life.  As a result of that desire and commitment, we are the first African American women-owned winery in the state of Maryland.



Philosophy Winery & Vineyard is an admiration of my love for the fermented grape. I have worked in the Maryland wine industry for over a decade, in many capacities. With that experience, knowledge, and ambition, I am now the first African American Female Vintner in the state of Maryland. Wine is my passion and I have finally found my purpose, exploring distinct agriculture (land & soil) and producing high quality wine that highlights diverse grape varietals as unique as Maryland itself.

Kimberly, Vintner



I fell in love with wine long before I actually understood it.  I was drawn to it many years ago when I was looking to expand my palate from my first love, Cognac.  I later discovered that Cognac is made from grapes, now that makes perfect sense. I love, love, love sharing life with people and creating charming environments.  I believe the alluring complexity of a fine wine in conjunction with superior concierge service, is utter bliss! I want to create this for every Philosophy Winery experience.

Denise, Sommelier


Our vision spans from the various soils drifting below us, merging Maryland’s past discretions with its present hopes and future endeavors. We produce small batch high quality dry wines. Our wines are crafted by Vintner Kimberly T. Johnson; exploring classic and native grape varietals sourced from vineyards in the Maryland area. We incorporate characteristics from the old world as well as new theories of winemaking utilizing french oak barrels and stainless steel fermentation vessels to create wines of unique depth and richness.


As a flowing (mobile) boutique winery, we present our luxury wines and superior concierge service at various Maryland premier venues. Our presentations are curated by Sommelier Denise Roles Matthews; composing an intimate and poetic wine experience. Also, we host monthly events at our production location and exclusive events for our Visionaries Club members.


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We will select two young women each year who have an interest in the wine industry or Maryland agriculture and mentor them through the entire winemaking process – from from pruning the vines to presenting the wines.  Therefore, in addition to creating an amazing wine experience, we’re also committed to support young women in creating an amazing life experience.