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WBENC is the nation’s leading advocate of women’s business enterprises as suppliers to corporate America. It is a non-profit organization committed to educating the public, government agencies, non-profit organizations and the nation’s corporations about the products and services available from companies owned, managed and controlled by women.


Heron Wines certified as a minority woman-owned wine brand creates unique wine distributor opportunities for selling to hotel, restaurant and government entities with diversity programs in place!

Laely Heron & Heron Wines are proud to be the only nationally distributed wine brand certified as a minority woman-owned business.  The Women's Business Enterprise National Council, in partnership with Astra Women's Business Alliance, awarded this certification after a rigorous application process.

WBENC's national standard of certification implemented by the MWBC is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

As you may know, many large corporations, including hotel and restaurant chains and government agencies, have diversity programs in place and mandates they must meet regarding these programs.  Heron Wines is 100% woman-owned (solely by Laely Heron) and therefore, would be the perfect brand to introduce to national and regional accounts.  We have taken the initiative to register with and make direct presentations to several accounts with diversity programs, and hope that you will help grow our business by presenting our wine to buyers that are working towards achieving their diversity program standards.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need further information.