Monday, May 24th
6:30 Reception
7:00 Dinner

Division Winemaking Company is a small, urban winery in Portland, Oregon. Part of the Southeast Wine Collective, built and founded by Division's Thomas Monroe and his wife Kate Norris, Division produces about 3,000 cases per year of exciting handmade, low intervention Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc.

Tom grew up in St. Louis (a Cardinals fan). After losing interest in a career in finance, he decided to pursue his interest in wine, an interest that goes back to his school days when he wrote a business plan for an Oregon winery. After meeting his wife Kate, who was born in Bahrain but grew up in France's Loire Valley, the couple moved to France where they eventually found work in some great wineries in Burgundy and Beaujolais. The Loire, Burgundy and Beaujolais clearly inspire Division Winemaking Company (a young winery) as they release elegant and nuanced wines grown in some of Oregon's top sites. Division's wines are delicious and refreshing and truly made to compliment food. Our aim, for this special dinner with the winemaker, is to pair the wines with dishes that allow the wines to shine.

 

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ONE
Butter Basted Skate Wing

local micro green salad, roasted almond & lemon vinaigrette
Division “L’Isle Verte” Chenin Blanc
Columbia Valley ‘15

TWO
Barham Farms Eggs Soufflé  

melted baetje farms missouri goats cheese
Division Rosé of Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley ‘15

THREE
Charred Hamachi Belly  
 
cucumber salad, toasted sesame seeds
Division-Villages “Méthode Carbonique” Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley ‘15

FOUR
Thyme Roasted Wild Oregon Mushrooms   

risotto cake, confit garlic, herb chicken stock reduction
Division “Granit” Cabernet Franc
Mae’s Vineyard at Quady North
Applegate Valley ‘14

FIVE
Pan Seared Venison Loin    
pea shoots, smoked bing cherry sauce
Division Pinot Noir “Cinq” Armstrong Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge
Willamette Valley, Oregon ‘14 

The price for 5 courses plus wine will be $75 per guest. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 816-842-2660.