Wine is about coming together

It’s about family, friends, ideas, conversation and sharing. At Dobbes Family Estate, we are committed to giving back to our community as it’s an integral part of who we are as individuals, and therefore, an integral part of our business.

Our Charitable Giving Program was developed to allow everyone on the Dobbes Team the opportunity to support a deserving cause near and dear to their heart. During that quarter, a wine is featured in the tasting room and online and 10 percent of its sales are donated to the chosen charity.

What is the Dobbes Charitable Giving Program?
Each quarter, a different employee has the opportunity to select a cause that has special meaning to them. During that quarter, we feature a select wine in the tasting room and donate 10% of its sales to the chosen charity. This quarter, Kari Mahe, our Accounting and HR Manager selected Susan G. Komen organization as the featured charity. Read her story below then follow the link to purchase our 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir to support this cause.

Why Kari Mahe chose Susan G. Komen organization:

Many of my fondest childhood memories growing up in Newberg, Oregon involve my Grandma Darlene. Grandma was very much a part of my life, helping to raise me and my two brothers. We shared a love of berry picking and even today, the sweet smell of strawberries take me back to Grandma’s kitchen making jam. Six years ago, at age 71, Grandma Darlene was diagnosed with breast cancer. In less than one year she went from healthy to passing away.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. Each week in Oregon and SW Washington 63 men and women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 11 will die. The Susan G. Komen organization saves lives by investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. I whole heartily support SGK and chose them to be the beneficiary of the first Dobbes Family Estate bottling of 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir to help fund this worthy cause. The wine’s light blush pink color and the wonderful strawberry aroma lovingly remind me of Grandma. I hope you will join me in raising your glass to the special women (and men) in our lives. Cheers!


Kari Mahe


Organizations we are proud to have recently supported: