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Oregon Wine Steward, June 2016 Issue
Wines & Vines Question for June
Blackberry in color, this Syrah makes me happy to be an Oregonian.  Marionberry and prune on the nose, this beauty finishes with dark fruits and a hint of chocolate on the finish… READ MORE

Wines & Vines, June 2016 Issue
Wines & Vines Question for June
Joe Dobbes’ knack for enterprise, evident even from an early age, is the defining characteristic for the winemaker now celebrating 30 years in the business… READ MORE

Oregon Wine Press, June 1, 2016
Third Decade’s a Charm
Joe Dobbes’ knack for enterprise, evident even from an early age, is the defining characteristic for the winemaker now celebrating 30 years in the business… READ MORE

Wines & Vines Blog, May 17, 2016
Still Looking to Improve After 30 Vintages
The upcoming harvest will be the 30th for Oregon vintner Joe Dobbes, who founded Dobbes Family Estate and the custom crush operation… READ MORE

Food and Beverage Magazine, May 3, 2016
Inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter at Semiahmoo Resort Showcases Top Washington and Oregon Winemakers
April 15-17 marked the first Northwest Wine Encounter weekend at the Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa, just south of the Canadian border in Blaine, Washington… READ MORE

Lake Oswego Review, April 28, 2016
Dobbes celebrates a ’30-year Crush
Did you know 30 years ago where your career would lead? Not me. Thirty years ago I was newly married, focused on
building a life… READ MORE

Great Northwest Wine, April 21, 2016
After 30 vintages, Joe Dobbes still fascinated by Pinot Noir
Even after 30 years of making wine, Joe Dobbes is still in awe over the nuances of Pinot Noir. Dobbes, owner of Dobbes Family Estate in the heart of Oregon… READ MORE

Great Northwest Wine, April 18, 2016
Scenes from Northwest Wine Encounter
More than 60 wine lovers gathered at Semiahmoo Resort for the inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter, an event that celebrates the… READ MORE

Statesman Journal, April 13, 2016
Uncorked: Wine, dine for a good cause
About half a dozen Mid-Valley chefs will be serving up tasty creations while two dozen wineries pour fine wines to benefit children at risk of abuse… READ MORE

Wine Industry Advisor, April 7, 2016
10th Vintage Dobbes Family Estate Quailhurst Pinot Noir Released
Joe Dobbes celebrates 30 years of winemaking with the release of his 2013 Quailhurst Vineyard Pinot Noir. Long acclaimed for his creativity… READ MORE

Great Northwest Wine, April, 4, 2016
Dobbes Family Estate 2012 Fortmiller Vineyard Syrah Review
A couple of decades ago, when he was the head winemaker at Willamette Valley Vineyards, Joe Dobbes’ talent with Southern Oregon fruit led to the quick embrace… READ MORE

Write for Wine, March 20, 2016
Northwest Wine Encounter at Semiahmoo Resort
We were delighted to hear that an exceptional Washington state wine event is happening right in our backyard near the Canadian border… READ MORE

Urban Bliss Life, March 2, 2016
Wine Bliss: Dobbes Family Estate & RIEDEL Wine Glass Class
Wine glass selection plays an important role in affecting the smell, texture, flavor, and finish of any wine. Attending a wine glass class can help you learn to recognize… READ MORE

Great Northwest Wine, February 12, 2016
Dobbes Family Estate 2012 Late Harvest Viognier, Rogue Valley, $32
Second-generation grower Michael Moore of Quail Run Vineyards continues to deepen his family’s relationship with Joe Dobbes, one of Oregon’s finest and most innovative winemakers… READ MORE

Statesman Journal, January 14, 2016
Dobbes to donate funds to suicide prevention

Dobbes Family Estate will donate 10 percent from sales of 2012 Fortmiller Vineyard Syrah to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention during this quarter…. READ MORE

13WINE-master675New York Times, January 2016
Oregon Pinot Noir delivers an element of surprise
Recent vintages of Oregon pinot noir have been fascinating. But they may have also been confusing for consumers who would like a one-word association with the notion of Oregon pinot noir… READ MORE

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Dobbes offering holiday wine bundles
Dobbes Family Estate is making holiday gift-giving easy with special holiday wine bundles… READ MORE

dobbesfamilyestateStatesman Journal, September 2015
Dobbes Family Estate to offer Harvest Tour
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Visit Dobbes Family Estate this October for a harvest tour and tastings… READ MORE

andy,joe,travis1Wine Business, August 2015
Dobbes Appoints Travis Proctor Production Winemaker
Travis Proctor has been appointed Production Winemaker at Dobbes Family Estate Winery / Wine by Joe and Andy McVay has been promoted to Associate Winemaker for Dundee Vintners… READ MORE

00003518008792Lake Oswego Review, June 2015
Oregon Wines are Simply Amazing
The more I learn about wine, the more I realize how little I know. Thank goodness there are experts who love sharing their knowledge. My friend, Lauren Barnes, is the marketing director for Dobbes Family Estate Winery… READ MORE

Joe with glassWine Business Monthly, May 2015
Joe Dobbes, Winemaker of the Month
My staff and I spend many dozens of hours per year discussing high-level winemaking theory, shop, methodologies, logistics, etc. I love this aspect of the business; a number of… READ MORE

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 1.23.25 PMGreat Northwest Wine, May 2015
Dobbes Family Estate Patricia’s Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
“Hollywood Joe” Dobbes pays tribute here to one of the most charming lawyers living in Oregon — his wife, Patricia, who has been part of the Dundee winery… READ MORE

635674150484610526-047Statesman Journal, May 2015
Wine, food event Uncorked raises money for Family Building Blocks
Storm clouds were looming above the distant hills, but that didn’t dampen spirits at Zenith Vineyards in West Salem, where about 400 people gathered… READ MORE

Grapes_WEB Wine Business, November 2014
2014 Oregon Harvest Report
Vintage delivers exceptional quality grapes at higher than normal yields
This is one of those rare vintages when you have high quality and high quantity simultaneously. From the standpoint of weighing … READ MORE

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 1.23.21 PMPortland Business Journal, October 2014
Winemaker Joe Dobbes on ‘the best year ever’ for Oregon grapes
Joe Dobbes has been making wine in Oregon for 29 years. The 2014 fruit is, he says, the best he’s ever seen. “It’s a rare vintage where it’s… READ MORE

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 1.30.09 PMPortland Business, October 2014
The PBJ Interview: This COO’s love of wine runs deep

Gretchen Boock was pretty much destined to work in the wine business. Her family going back generations is filled with grape growers and vineyard operators, both here and in France. In addition, her father, a builder who… READ MORE

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