Playing Her Part: Oregon’s first female African American winery owner uses platform for progress

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” —Desmond Tutu

When it comes to Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein’s successes, she knows the importance of community and connection.

The California-based actress, filmmaker and screenwriter is Oregon’s first African American female winery owner. She started her eponymous brand in 2018 in the heart of downtown Astoria. One might not expect to find someone from Hollywood crafting wines on the Oregon Coast. But that’s exactly where Goldstein chose to drop her anchor. The place and its people helped inform her decision.

“Oregon is so beautiful and is such a welcoming place,” Goldstein says. “I couldn’t think of another place I would want to do this. There’s something about this coast that is just so appealing to me. It’s intimate and cozy, and I just love the community; so full of welcoming people.”

In addition to her Astoria neighbors, she’s also found tremendous support from the broader wine community, connecting with advisors and mentors helping her realize her dream. “It’s not because I’m a woman or because I’m Black,” she says. “People here just want to help.”Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein.Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Goldstein likes to help, too. She uses her wines… Read the complete story here on Oregon Wine Press.

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