Inspiration & AdviceHow an Anesthesia Technician Became Oregon’s First Black Winemaker

When life gives you grapes, make wine. That’s what Bertony Faustin did, even though he didn’t drink and knew virtually nothing about the industry. But nine years later, Oregon’s first black winemaker is not only still in business, but thriving.

At our 2016 Entrepreneurial Summit, Bertony shared his incredible story, including his father’s escape from Haiti, his own upbringing in Brooklyn, and the three jobs he was working before taking the plunge and founding Abbey Creek Vineyard. The keys to his success? Luck, hustle, and owning who you are.

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