About Kate Norris
If there were a definition in dictionary for “child of the world,” you would see a picture of Kate. Born in Bahrain to an English father and Malagasy (that’s Madagascar) mother, Kate’s exposure to food and wine is extensive to say the least. Her passion led her to work in event management firms and wineries across the world and learn how to make wine in France. Eventually, Kate settled in Portland, Oregon where she co-founded the Division Winemaking Company in 2010 and in 2012, she co-founded the revolutionary Southeast Wine Collective, a unique multi-faceted urban winery, wine bar, and bottle shop that houses eleven winemakers making roughly 20 varietals. When Kate’s not running two businesses or making wine for her personal label, Gamine, she’s a champion of lesser-known varietals in the states, founding events such as #DrinkChenin Day, the I Love Gamay festival, and the Beaujolais Nouveau Division Crawl. Wine Enthusiast selected Kate as one of their 40 Under 40 in 2016 for her pioneering efforts in the industry. You can find Kate at the Southeast Wine Collective, making wine, leading tasting groups, or enjoying a glass of wine with good company.