OUR STORY | Founded in 2002, Dobbes Family Estate embodies over three decades of fine winemaking. Today, we are one of Oregon’s largest producers. By selecting the finest grapes from Seabreeze Vineyard, our 214-acre estate, and from other premier vineyards, we consistently produce expressions of Oregon’s truest varietals. Based in Dundee, Oregon, we are a multi-tiered business with focus on crafting traditional Burgundian style wine under three brands: Dobbes Family Estate, the premier label dedicated to Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé as well as Rogue Valley Syrah, Viognier and Grenache Blanc.
OUR WINEMAKER | After training under Dobbes for 9 years, Andy McVay has been promoted to Winemaker for the Dobbes Family Estate wines as well as Dundee Vintners, the custom winemaking leg of the business. With a degree in Food and Fermentation Science from Oregon State University and 15 years in the wine industry, McVay has been involved in all aspects of the science of winemaking. “Art, science and agriculture are the three pillars that support my commitment to winemaking. With this foundation, my intent is to craft wines that are complex and diverse, that reflect the personality of their region while maintaining new world innovation,” states McVay.
VINEYARDS | Dobbes Family Estate wines are crafted from a wide variety of vineyards in the Willamette and Rogue Valleys, including the Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountains, Eola-Amity and McMinnville Appellations. Terroir plays an important role in the character development of wine, so all fruit is carefully selected from vineyards with differing elevations, soil types and clones. Single vineyard designates are an expression of each vineyard’s unique terroir while distinct cuvées showcase the art of blending while staying true to vintage and varietal character.
WINES | Our fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted before making our handcrafted wines of distinction. Our job is to bring forth all the flavors, textures, colors and aromas that the fruit has to offer. We make wines that are true to their varietal character, showing as much depth, elegance, opulence and balance as possible.
PORTFOLIO | The Dobbes Family wines includes: Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Cuvée Pinot Noir, Syrah, Late Harvest Viognier, and Port-Style Syrah.