Our Story

The Southeast Wine Collective opened in August 2012, offering an authentic wine experience within metro Portland in the vibrant Division-Clinton neighborhood - an emerging hub for the area’s food and libations culture. Kate Norris and Tom Monroe founded the Collective as a unique multi-faceted urban winery that was designed to bring together like-minded winemakers that are sustainably growing their businesses by establishing a venue for commercial custom crush wine production, and a relaxed, authentic convivial and convenient place to share the wines they love and make with wine experts and neophytes alike.

Until September 2020, the Collective was home to award winning Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant and the amazing cuisine of Chef Althea Grey Potter.

The Collective currently offers visitors a chance to enjoy private and in depth wine tasting experiences featuring wine from the resident artisanal winemakers as well as inspirational wines from all over the New & Old World.

The 5,000 square foot urban winery space has also provided (and will continue to post pandemic) a unique setting right in the heart of inner SE Portland for events and celebrations of all types and sizes.

Our Team

Kate Norris

Founder, Winemaker + General Manager

Thomas Monroe

Founder & Winemaker

Elissa Kilkenny

Tastings and Retail Manager

Liz McCausland

Wine Club Manager

Drew Herman

Assistant Winemaker

Althea Grey Potter

Former Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant Executive Chef

Ben Guerra

Former OUI! WINE BAR + RESTAURANT Sous Chef

Shauna Sutera

Former OUI! WINE BAR + RESTAURANT Assistant Manager

Cassidy Norris Monroe

Winery & Maitre Dog

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