In 2002, after 17 years in the business working 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. I am proud to say that I am still the sole owner of Dobbes Family Estate and Wine by Joe and attribute the success of the company to our team being made up of determined, honest and hardworking people.

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 20 full-time, dedicated employees, as well 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 | Winemaker & President

Patricia Dobbes | Hospitality AmbassadorAndy McVay | Assistant WinemakerBrad Winter | Lab Assistant

Derek Shedd | EnologistGretchen Boock | Chief Operating OfficerGriffin Brown | Cellar Master

Josh Morrison | Cellar Master>Louise Doucette | Bookkeeper

Rich Martinoff | Vice President WinemakingSarah Dvorak | Assistant EnologistMichele Dupont | Tasting Room Manager


Doug Moore | Hospitality AssociatePaxton Roy | Tasting Room SupervisorBetty Bush | Hospitality Associate