in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Dobbes Family Winery is today, much of what it was at our beginning, a small, family-run winery in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  We just define family a little differently these days.  At Dobbes, our family extends to those who we welcome into our lives and share a part of ourselves with. From those who visit our tasting room in Dundee, to our team, to our longstanding growing partners, to those who share a bottle of Dobbes wine from afar, we welcome you into our extended family with open arms (and an open bottle of wine). While most of our wines are made from two French grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Syrah, our unique terroir and thoughtful winemaking produce wines that are distinctively Oregon. These are wines that welcome you in and invite you to make yourself at home

Sourcing from the Willamette & Rogue Valleys

Windswept ridges and fertile valley floors, the terroir of Oregon is as varied as it is breathtaking. We partner with vineyards across the state and craft wines that showcase every inch of Oregon. Hand-picked and hand-sorted, our wines are made with purpose in mind– our single vineyard Pinot Noirs highlight the unique characteristics of a single site, while our cuvées evoke the defining characteristics of a region and vintage. Our family series exudes a unique personality with each blend. Together, the Dobbes wine portfolio is an invitation to taste the limitless possibilities of Oregon wine

Our Values

PEOPLE

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We’re People who like People

People are at the heart of who we are. From our employees to our partners and our esteemed guests, it is our intention to ensure everyone feels welcome and included. We are committed to maintaining a workplace founded on respect, acceptance and appreciation for all individuals. It is our belief that having a diverse and inclusive workplace is critical to our success including our ability to attract and retain employees, ensure our employees thrive and to better serve our customers.

PURPOSE

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We work with Purpose

Every decision we make from in the vineyards, to winemaking, to our tasting room is intentional. We are generous with our time and our resources, giving back to our company and community in as many ways as we can. We are committed to growing and learning so that we can try to make the world a better place.

PROGRESS

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Progress means we learn something new every day

There is no shortcut to the art of running a wine business and the craft of winemaking. Both require patience, curiosity, innovation, and the careful balance of new-world thinking and tradition. We respect our roots but are unafraid to take risks. We are proud to be rooted in tradition and unbound by convention.

Giving Back

Through strategic nonprofit partnerships, we extend our ethos of care and support beyond the vineyards. Our staff are asked to select a personally meaningful nonprofit committed to taking care of our community and impacting and bettering others. We work with these nonprofits year-round, donating a portion of the proceeds from a rotating list of wines each quarter. With every sip, you stand in support with Dobbes.

Best Friends Animal Society

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“I am a devoted animal lover and have rescued all my pets. I am thrilled to help support a cause that cares for the well-being of helpless animals.” – Brooklyn Lyon, Cellar Technician

Best Friends Animal Society is on the ground helping shelters around the country simplify adoption policies and requirements, build out community pet fostering programs, reach areas where low-cost spay/neuter services are most needed, advocate for more pet-inclusive housing, and more. After all, we’re talking about our most loyal companions, and we will not let them down.

Portland Literacy Council

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“Literacy empowers, liberates, and increases self-esteem; opening a world of information that would be limited without the ability to read and write. I support any effort that unlocks opportunities for the underserved in our community.” – Kari DeVol, Wine Club Manager

The Portland Literacy Council is dedicated to promoting adult literacy in Oregon, which fosters a thriving and equitable community. The focus of the Portland Literacy Council is to support volunteer tutors who serve in free or low-cost programs for adult learners.

A Family Place

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“A Family Place is dedicated to making a positive impact on families and communities by working to strengthen high-risk families to prevent child abuse. I grew up with a family that needed this kind of positive support but had no such services available– I am glad to support an organization that cares for those who are at risk in our community.” – Kari Mahe, General Manager

A Family Place partners with courageous parents and caregivers to help build on their own strengths to overcome life’s challenges. These victories and skills will enable them to create a brighter future for their children and contribute to their communities, enriched by their triumph over adversity.

REACH Northwest

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“Children are the heart of our community. I believe deeply in Reach Northwest’s goal to provide children with a safe and supportive family environment and equipping foster families with the tools and resources they need to thrive.” Juli Eagle, Brand Marketing Manager

REACH Northwest strives for everyone impacted by child welfare to feel supported and heard and to know that there is hope for the future for those in their care and themselves. With a goal for the cycle of abuse, abandonment, and neglect to be broken, REACH wants to help change the trajectory of lives toward a brighter tomorrow.

Sustainability

Dobbes is one of many Oregon wineries focusing on sustainable farming and winemaking practices. A greener future starts with small steps, every day. With a focus on our short and long-term goals and resource utilization, our sustainability efforts help maintain agricultural lands and contribute to our community’s well-being. And, bonus, these efforts happen to improve the quality of our wine. A sustainability win/win.

LIVE Certified

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The Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports environmentally and socially responsible wineries through third-party certification and educational programming. With sustainable landscaping designed to encourage the growth of native plants as well as healthy soil, air, and water, we are committed to maintaining our standing as a LIVE Certified winery. Learn more about LIVE Certified practices here.

Salmon Safe

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Through its peer-reviewed certification and accreditation program, Salmon Safe is leading the movement to implement farming practices and developments that protect water quality, maintain watershed health, and restore habitat.

PGE Wind Program

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We have joined forces with PGE to provide wind-powered electricity for our operations. This is a clean and renewable energy source that is abundant. Through this partnership and since our enrollment, we have avoided emitting over 1 million lbs. of CO2 into the atmosphere, a significant step toward our goal of reducing our environmental footprint.

History

Over 20 years ago, our founder Joe Dobbes embarked on the journey of creating Dobbes Family Estate, a testament to his passion for crafting exceptional wines.