Oregon has grown from obscurity to one of the world's most renowned wine regions. The pioneers of Oregon wine set an amazing stage. Their unwillingness to listen to naysayers established the foundation for a thriving wine community, where just forty years ago, none was thought possible. Yet today, in a region that prides itself on being an inclusive community, not all are asked to the table.
Red, White & Black is a passion project and the brainchild of Bertony Faustin, proprietor of Abbey Creek Vineyard in North Plains, Oregon. The first recorded Black winemaker in Oregon, Bertony began the Red, White & Black journey to help identify and tell the stories of other minority winemakers to highlight those people who are deeply entrenched, have their livelihood on the line, but somehow are missed by the press and not often included openly in the larger Oregon wine community. This film tells the story of what life is like, what hurdles, acceptances, challenges, and opportunities exist, as well as shares what it is like to be a person of color or LGBT in a generally white, highbrow industry.
Join us for a screening of this new film, along with wine tastings, to-go wine purchases, and conversation with featured winemakers.
Bertony Faustin, Oregon’s first recorded Black winemaker, is proprietor of Abbey Creek Vineyard and Winery and, increasingly, the spokesperson for other minorities in the Oregon wine industry. He is also the personal passion behind Red, White & Black. Remy Drabkin is the Owner and winemaker at Remy Wine in McMinnville, Oregon. Jarod Sleet is Assistant Winemaker at Roco Winery. Jesus Guillen is Owner/winemaker at Guillen Family Wines and winemaker at White Rose Estate, Dayton, Oregon.
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