Minority winemakers look to change industry’s stereotypes

Winemaker Bertony Faustin cuts sucker branches in his vineyard in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Increasingly, more African Americans and other minorities are making and drinking wine, a movement which many say has made the industry less elitist and attracted more diverse customers, but comes with its own challenges. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Winemaker Bertony Faustin cuts sucker branches in his vineyard in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Increasingly, more African Americans and other minorities are making and drinking wine, a movement which many say has made the industry less elitist and attracted more diverse customers, but comes with its own challenges. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — 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 […]