FC Cincinnati partner with Dark Horse Wine to become the official wine sponsor of The Orange and Blue


FC Cincinnati and Dark Horse Wine have partnered to make Dark Horse the Official Wine of FC Cincinnati.  Dark Horse Wine is a part of the family-owned Gallo portfolio, who remains a global wine industry leader and continues to win new friends to wine.

Dark Horse Wine is available at TQL Stadium for all fans 21+ to enjoy while cheering on The Orange and Blue.

“We are excited to have Dark Horse as a partner and available at TQL Stadium,” said Jeff Smith, Chief Revenue Officer, FC Cincinnati. “Delivering a quality product at an accessible price aligns well with the club.”

Dark Horse Wine believes victory is yours to define – that the greatest victories result when impossible odds face off against steadfast determination. Dark Horse’s victory is delivering a surprisingly great wine at a reasonable price.

“We are excited to be partnering with FC Cincinnati and their incredible fanbase,” said Dark Horse's Sr. Brand Manager Alex Keyes. “Dark Horse is a wine founded on the commitment to bringing impressive wine to everyone, and as FC Cincinnati continues to impress in MLS, we felt it was the perfect club to partner with our brand.”


FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. 

Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. 

FC Cincinnati entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019 and opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021. FCC won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. 

Dark Horse is a true winemaker’s wine, compelled and founded on a singular mission: to deliver the distinction & opulence of a high-end wine at a price that our friends could actually afford. To do this, we leveraged winemaking techniques usually reserved for much more expensive wines and worked closely with local growers to get the first pick of grapes from the vineyard. The result was a wine that people usually mistaken for a $20 wine even though it costs less than half the price and a wine that lives up to its namesake - Dark Horse. 

Dark Horse is available at retailers nationwide and in various size formats, 750ml (SRP: $9.99), 375ml can (SRP: $5.49). Visit https://www.darkhorsewine.com/FindNearMe to locate Dark Horse at a store near you.