Winemaker Bertony Faustin walks the rows of his vineyard in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) – Bertony Faustin didn’t set out to be Oregon’s first black winemaker. He just wanted to make good wine. But the disbelief that often comes when customers realize a black man owns the winery has worn on him.
"People are always surprised. Everybody assumes that … I am not the winemaker," said the 43-year-old, who four years ago opened Abbey Creek Winery about 20 miles northwest of Portland. "The image of the winemaker is an old white […]