Joe Dobbes | Winemaker, President
In 2002, after 17 years working in the business for others internationally and in Oregon, I started this company with a small amount of money in my back pocket, a lot of experience and passion, and sufficient ignorance of what I was up against.

Today our multi-faceted wine company is one of the largest in the state. We own 214 acres of vineyard and benefit from the work of more than 30 full-time, dedicated employees, as well as dozens of other part-time and seasonal workers. All have made a significant mark on the success of the company.

We love what we do, and we love each other (we like to call ourselves a family.) We’re confident that you’ll taste the passion behind every bottle we produce.

As a small business owner who has taken significant risk, I appreciate your support and patronage. And on behalf of my fantastic staff, we all say thank you!

Safe journeys and enjoy Oregon wine in good health,

Joe Dobbes

Joe Dobbes Professional Timeline

Dobbes Family Estate is the realization of Joe Dobbes’ dream of a family wine business and over 3 decades of winemaking. Joe began his career apprenticing at Weingut Erbhof Tesch in Germany’s Nahe region and at Domaine G. Roumier and Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Burgundy with wine legends Christophe Roumier and Dominique Lafon. He further honed his skills working in Alsace with Domaine Ostertag. Stateside, Joe has produced wine for Elk Cove Vineyards, Eola Hills, Hinman/Sylvan Ridge, Paschal Winery, and Willamette Valley Vineyards, including the Griffin Creek and Tualatin Estate labels.

In 2002, Joe created Wine By Joe, LLC, a custom winemaking company. He crafts wine for several clients within his two dedicated red and white facilities. Joe owns and produces three of his own labels: Dobbes Family Estate, a luxury label dedicated to Willamette Valley Pinot noir, Rogue Valley Syrah, Viognier and Grenache Blanc; Wine By Joe, a value-price Oregon appellation label; and Jovino, Joe’s third label, dedicated to producing Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris for on-premise accounts.