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North Bay Business Journal, March 26, 2018
Sonoma’s V2 Wine Group Makes Sales Pact with Terroir Selections
V2 Wine Group of Sonoma has signed a sales partnership with Terroir Selections, which has an office in Napa and owns three brands… READ MORE

Great Northwest Wine, March 20, 2018
Oregon’s Wine by Joe Opens up cans into 14 states as Joe to Go
Oregon-grown star winemaker Joe Dobbes made Gretchen Boock his first hire for Dobbes Family Estate/Wine by Joe, and 15 years later, she and Kristin Rice are taking the next step with Joe to Go canned Oregon wines set to go national… READ MORE

PR Newswire, February 15, 2018
Silicon Valley Bank Predicts the US Wine Industry is at the Tail End of a 20-Year Growth Period
Silicon Valley Bank released it’s “State of the Wine Industry 2018” report today. The 17th annual report assesses current conditions in the wine industry and provides a unique forecast based on economic and behavioral trends… READ MORE

PR Newswire, February 08, 2018
Delicato Family Vineyards Appointed Exclusive U.S. Importer 
In 2017, Delicato made a strategic invested in V2 Wine Group of Sonoma (“V2”), to expand the company’s presence in the on premise and fine wine selling channels. The company now has two distinct sales and marketing organizations, each with it’s unique product portfolio and channel strategy, supported by a singular national accounts team. V2’s portfolio includes luxury wines from top wine growing regions such as Napa and Oregon…. READ MORE

Just Drinks, February, 2018
Wine Industry Caught Between Young and Old in US – Video
An ageing target market coupled with the rise of a more digital-savvy cohort will slow the growth of the wine industry in the US this year, a new report has warned. In it’s latest annual look at the ‘State of the Wine Industry’ released last week…. READ MORE

Lake Oswego Review, December 14th 2017
It’s the Holiday Season..
I am delighted to share that Dobbes Family Estate has popped the corks on Elements, it’s first release of Oregon bubbles…. READ MORE

Oregon Live, November 16th, 2017
Business Movers: BPA taps Kim Thompson for energy efficiency vice president
A weekly collection of new hires, transitions, promotions and award winners in Oregon and Southwest Washington…. READ MORE

Shanken News Daily, November 8th, 2017
News Briefs for November 2017
Dundee, Oregon’s Wine by Joe/Dobbes Family Estate has promoted chief operating officer Gretchen Boock to CEO. Boock has worked with the winery since it’s inception in 2002. Additionally, production winemaker Travis Proctor has been named director of winemaking…. READ MORE

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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