Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Friday Founders: Destiny Burns

Destiny Burns, CLE Urban WineryFriday, October 18, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Weston Ideation Lab (BU 308) 

Destiny Burns is a native Clevelander. Born and raised in Euclid, she recently moved back home after more than 30 years to be near family and to live her dream of opening an urban winery in her hometown. She is a retired U.S. Navy officer who served for 20 years on active duty. Destiny then spent more than 13 years as a business development executive in the defense industry. She is a former volunteer firefighter/EMT and has great love and respect for first responders and for all those who serve our country and communities in uniform.

For Destiny, wine has always been a great passion. She has lived and traveled around the world throughout her adult life, studying and enjoying wine and food. She has advanced degrees in business and professional experience in all aspects of business development and management, and has also pursued formal and informal training and professional development opportunities in the wine industry.

Destiny is the founder of CLE Urban Winery, a fun, inviting, upscale boutique winery experience in the historic, urban setting of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The CLE Urban Winery produces, serves and sells a wide variety of wine, all branded to honor and celebrate the city of Cleveland. CLE Urban Winery is a Federally Bonded Winery and sells their own hand-crafted wine exclusively. The company's wine production facility, a signature Tasting Bar and primary retail outlet are located in the Cedar-Lee District at 2180B Lee Road In Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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