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.

This quarter, Cellar Master, Josh Morrison selected the Portland Youth Philharmonic as the featured charity. Dobbes Family Estate will donate 10% of the proceeds from the sales of our 2012 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir.  Read his story below then follow the link to purchase our 2012 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir to support this cause.

Why Josh Morrison chose the Portland Youth Philharmonic:

I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to choose a charity for this quarter. I have worked at Dobbes for 6 years and work on the winemaking team. The charity I have selected is the Portland Youth Philharmonic. For my entire life my two great passions have been music and wine. Growing up my grandmother was a music teacher, my mother a drummer, and my father a doo-wop singer, music was a constant in my house. I began piano at the age of 4, cello at the age of 11, bass at 14, and guitar at 15 all of which I play to this day. For me music has always been a way to express the inexpressible.

The Portland Youth Philharmonic is the oldest youth orchestra in the nation, founded in 1924. Today the Portland Youth Philharmonic is committed to bringing the gift and joy of music to our local youth. Offering free children’s concerts, peer mentoring, and free private lessons are just a few ways they are enriching our youth and community. The gift of music in a child’s life is a lifetime gift that I hope to pass on. Together, we can help make a difference and help children blossom and thrive with the help of donation. Buy, sip and help us support Portland Youth Philharmonic.


Organizations we are proud to have recently supported: