Eater has learned that Bertony Faustin, the man behind Abbey Creek Vineyard, will be opening a tasting room nicknamed The Spot next month at NW 23rd Avenue's Artisan Avenue Marketplace. (Hat tip to the Racist Sandwich podcast's Facebook page.)
We were able to catch up with Faustin by phone from his North Plains winery yesterday, and he says that it's looking likely that he'll be pouring Abbey Creek wine flights and glasses and selling bottles to go come August 19.
In addition to showcasing his own line of rosés and pinots gris and noir, Faustin also plans to pour wines from Red, White & Black, a small but growing Oregon affiliation, founded by Faustin last year, that represents the industry's persons of color and its LGBTQ representatives. (If you want to learn more about RW&B, watch the trailer for an upcoming documentary about them and their roles in the industry.)
Faustin says he's still putting the final opening details together, but he hopes to softly open on the evening of August 19, with regular hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, going into effect shortly thereafter.
The Spot by Abbey Creek Vineyard: 602 NW 23rd Ave., 503-389-0619