On the slopes of a northwest facing hillside, just beyond Portland’s urban heart, lies the picturesque, family-owned Abbey Creek Vineyard.
Our first vines were planted in 1981 by Dr. Robert & Sandra Simmons and the fruits of their labor were sold to local wineries until 2006 when son in law Bertony Faustin had the crazy notion of keeping the fruit onsite and starting their own label.
The first official Abbey Creek Vineyard label was released in 2008 and named as such after the creek that meanders throughout the 50 acre property. The 10 acres of vineyards consist mostly of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Gewurztraminer with a recent addition of Gamay Noir and Albarino.
Distinguished locally for carefully cultivated fruit, we now present a small portfolio of handcrafted, premium estate wine.
Bertony Faustin, Proprietor
He plants the vines, tends to them, harvests the fruit, makes the wine. Bertony's the heart and soul, the drive that pushes Abbey Creek forward.
Born from Haitian-immigrant parents, and a transplanted New Yorker himself, Bertony has found not only his family, but his destiny in Oregon wine country.
An Anesthesia Technician by trade, Bertony started his wine career like many, somewhat by accident. It was the passing of his father in 2007 that inspired him to take that leap of faith as his family once did in the past with their migration from Haiti to NY.
Noting his in-laws had a small vineyard, he began exploring the potential of making his own wine and gradually launched Abbey Creek Vineyard.
Always a student and innovator, Bertony is producing a documentary called Red, White & Black. 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. As the project has taken shape, more minorities in wine-making have surfaced and an important story has become ever more important.
Abbey Creek Vineyard is all Bertony - all his personality, style and grace. Get to know him and you know his wine.
Robert and Sandra Simmons, Outlaws