Minority winemakers look to change industry’s stereotypes

Minority winemakers look to change industry

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 […]