2022 Division Wine Co. "Lutte" Gamay, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

We adore Gamay for its uniquely brooding character. This year’s “Lutte” defines that trait and jumps straight out of the glass with a combination of crushed rocks, strawberries, and peppery spices.



“Lutte” translates “fight to overcome” in French in reference to Division's efforts to bring Oregon Gamay Noir to the attention of wine lovers all over the U.S.

The iron-rich volcanic soils that dominate the Eola Amity Hills have demonstrated the highest potential for serious Gamay that they have worked with in Oregon. These soils make up the majority of their Willamette Valley Gamay and thus the “Lutte” bottling. This region clearly transcribes site and variety and hence, a new single-site Gamay is born.

Fermented with native/spontaneous year with both whole cluster carbonic and semi-carbonic technique, as well as some destemmed traditional fermentation to capture the best of Gamay’s worlds - spice, fruit, tension, and structure. Aged in old barrels and concrete tanks, the wine was bottled after 8 months. This Gamay was made without fining or filtration and only a small sulfur addition when blended.


Division Winemaking Company is a Portland, Oregon based winery founded in 2010 by Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe. Inspired by the wineries of Loire, Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Northern Rhone where they first learned winemaking and viticulture, the urban winery creates Oregon and Washington wines including Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, Rose, Chenin, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Cot, Syrah, Grenache, and Sauvignon Blanc. Determined to make approachable and balanced wines though minimal manipulation, the winemakers have a passion to work with well farmed terroir expressive vineyards, many of which are organic and/or Biodynamic®, celebrating the varietals the winemakers loves to drink. Division Winemaking Company includes the flagship Division label, the more approachable Division-Villages label, the Gamine brand inspired by the Rhone Valley and a personal expression of co-founder Kate Norris’ love of the region, as well as the experimental Tripod Project label, a collaboration between co-winemaker Tom Monroe, Barnaby Tuttle of Teutonic Wine and Jesse Skiles of Fausse Piste. Division Winemaking Company is also a member of the PDX Urban Wineries Association. Division Winemaking Company represents a new generation of winemakers that are looking beyond the status quo to create unique styles of wine, with a purpose, a story and without barriers.


Grape(s) Gamay
Farming Organic