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.

We’re extending the donation period for our 2013 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir through October 31st, 2017 – thank you for your support!


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, Erin Browne, our Production Administrator selected Habitat for Humanity organization as the featured charity. Read her story below then follow the link to purchase our 2013 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir to support this cause.

Why Erin Browne chose McMinnville’s Habitat for Humanity organization:

Owning your home is so much more than acquiring an asset. It’s about supporting your community, providing a safe space for your family, and investing in your future. There are countless studies monitoring the tremendous benefits of families who live in their own homes. For these reasons, and more, I choose to support McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity for our 3rd Quarter Charitable Giving wine.

Since 1991, the McMinnville branch of the international organization has built over 54 homes in the greater McMinnville area in their mission to eliminate poverty housing. I’ve had many wonderful opportunities since I was a teenager to support this organization from working on the building sites, chairing fundraisers, and serving on the Family Selection committee. My mother served in many of these roles as well and I learned it from her and continue to carry the torch. My favorite part of Habitat is watching a community come together to build something extraordinary. Habitat is a “Hand-Up, not a Hand-Out” which means that every family who receives a Habitat home is not just receiving an affordable mortgage, but they are also required to work alongside the many hands that help build their homes with “sweat equity,” ensuring that they participate in a much more personal way. Join me in supporting this endeavor and let’s drink to building homes, communities and hope!

 – Erin Browne


Organizations we are proud to have recently supported: