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.


WHAT IS OUR CHARITABLE GIVING PROGRAM:

Each quarter, a different employee has the opportunity to select a cause that has a special meaning to them. During that quarter, we feature a select wine in the tasting room and online to donate 10% of its sales to the chosen charity. This year’s first quarter, Brad Winter, our Lab Manager selected Snowman Foundation/Play It Forward as the featured charity. Our 2018 Grenache Blanc is from Crater View Vineyard in the Rogue Valley. We’re proud to have been the first to make Grenache Blanc in Oregon, and have been doing so for over a decade.


WHY BRAD CHOSE
SNOWMAN FOUNDATION/PLAY IT FORWARD:

Music has captivated me since an early age. When I was about 4 years old my Grandmother proclaimed that I was going to be a musician when I grew up. From toddlerhood to adulthood, I have continued to be fascinated by the power of music. Ironically my talents were more in the visual arts and it wasn’t until art was cut from my school’s curriculum that I found myself in Middle School band learning to play an instrument. My life was forever changed. From that moment on, hardly a day has passed without me picking up an instrument. Learning to play an instrument is a gift that lasts a lifetime, and I’ve continued to find joy and inspiration through playing music. The Snowman Foundation helps make it possible for kids with an interest and passion for music who otherwise couldn’t afford it, to have access to instruments and lessons. I believe all children should have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument, it’s a gift that will enrich their lives forever.

 

Organizations we are proud to have supported: