This interview is with Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein of Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery. In this interview, Eunice discusses why she got into wine because of the ways it brings people together, how she knew she wanted to do both film and wine, and why she chose Oregon for her winery. She worked to make wine at home for years before finding the land for her wine project in 2017, and starting her wine brand the next year.
She then talks about her career in the film industry and the various projects that she’s worked on, and the social justice issues she’s dedicated to. Eunice then goes on to speak about why portions of her wines are donated to different charities, how film goes hand in hand with wine, the process of making Oregon wine, and how she named the label for her wine in honor of her grandmother. Towards the end of the interview, Eunice discusses her plans for the future for her label, what it means to be an African American female in the industry, and upcoming plans she has in store for her career. Towards the end of the interview, she talks about her goals as a filmmaker, and what she sees for the future of the Oregon Wine Industry.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in Portland on August 13, 2019.