Winemakers Tom Monroe and Kate Norris of the Portland-based urban winery, Division Winemaking Company, are all about making delicious ready to drink, wines inspired by Kate’s time in the Loire Valley and paving the way for Oregon’s recent “Loiragonian” movement. Sourcing grapes from nearby Willamette vineyards, they keep to a non-interventionist style of winemaking to allow the organic vineyards that they work with to really tell a story. The winery is housed in their Southeast Wine Collective, a custom crush project started in 2012 to promote collaboration and creativity for winemakers and visitors alike. Tom, with a background in finance, and Kate, with a background in event management, started Division Winemaking Company in 2010, making just 320 cases in their first year.
Earthy , Fruity , Minerally