Derived from the Constatin Brancusi quote, "Create like a God. Command like a King. Work like a Slave." Chris Jiron and Christine Collier are crafting soulful wines in Southern Oregon. Among the youngest winemakers in the state, the two are bringing new energy to the region while discovering their artistry by experimenting with varietals, blends and styles.

Recent Posts

The Oregonian Wine Pick!

Wine writer, Katherine Cole reviews 2009 Syrah - Tempranillo.

Rogue River Rafting and Wine Tour.

Join Chris and Christine for the 2nd annual trip down the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. July 2012.

Young Rogues in the Rogue Valley

Northwest Wine Anthem feature article.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Young Winemakers of Oregon Tour - Part II

  • Experience the new age of Oregon wine in the second leg of the Young Winemakers of Oregon Tour.

    Saturday, December 17th
    5:00-8:00 pm
    Red Slate Wine Co., Portland

    The night will feature three wine (maybe more) brands from three distinct regions:

    Division Winemaking Company- It started as an "itch" when Tom enrolled in an entry level sommelier course and when Kate visited her family home in the Loire Valley in central France. It has now evolved into a winery on Divison Street in Southeast Portland, the site of Tom and Kate's first home together. Division represents the two sides of wine growing; vineyard farming and wine making. Finally, Division is the two people who strive to bring their creativity, ideals and love of wine.

    God King Slave Wines - At 24 and 27 years old, Christine Collier & Chris Jiron, have released their inaugural wine, a Syrah-Tempranillo blend from the Rogue Valley. Their mission to “Create like a God. Command like a King. Work like a Slave.” is bringing new energy to the Southern Oregon wine industry.

    Brigadoon Wine Company- Having caught the winemaking bug at an early age, Matt Shown has been working in the vineyards since he was 8 years old. Matt will be showcasing the Pinot Noirs and Pinot Blanc his family are committed to making.

    Enjoy the lineup from these three producers for just $10 (waived with 6 bottle purchase).

    The Young Winemakers of Oregon Tour will be a traveling series showcasing young winemakers from around the state.