Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 19 minutes 52 seconds


February 14, 2020


This interview is with Thomas Monroe and Kate Norris of Division Winemaking Company and SE Wine Collective. In this interview, Thomas and Kate talk about how they both got interested in wine, the various experiences that helped them get into the industry, and the process in creating their own label and eventually founding SE Wine Collective. They go on to talk about what it has been like to run their business, the reception they’ve gotten, and what they hope people take away from their wines. Towards the end of the interview, they speak about what they see for the future of their business, the future of the Oregon Wine Industry, and offers words of wisdom to those looking to enter the industry today.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at SE Wine Collective on February 14, 2020.


Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.