In 2008 Bertony Faustin became the 1st recorded black winemaker in Oregon. The journey that lead him to this incredible accomplishment was not typical nor could it have been. In and industry of legacy and privilege Bertony had neither, he was not the decedent of prominent wine lineage and his motivation was never strictly about the wine. His destiny was sown deeply into the fabric of family and living up to the expectations of his father. With so many entering the industry to become a renowned wine maker Bertony had bigger plans. He saw his opportunity to build a platform that would allow him to change the world. "I don't just love the industry, what I love most is where the industry allows me to go." Building the foundation to bring people together, break bread and develop community. His efforts allow for a deeper conversation into diversity, equity & inclusion.