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 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 quarter, Gretchen Boock, our CEO and the company’s first hire, selected Immigration Counseling and Advocacy Program as the featured charity. Our 2017 Viognier is sourced from Sundown Vineyard in the Rogue Valley. Read Gretchen’s story below then follow the link to purchase our 2017 Viognier to support this cause.
WHY GRETCHEN CHOSE THE IMMIGRATION COUNSELING & ADVOCACY PROGRAM:
“Growing up in the small, farming community of Mt. Angel, I worked in the fields alongside hundreds of migrant workers and saw first-hand what their challenges were from a young age. This inspired me to earn a degree in the Spanish language, hoping that someday I could connect with them and help make a difference for our community of immigrants. We would not have food to eat nor great wine to drink without the efforts of these people that I care so much about. Fiesta en la Viña is an event that will raise critical funds for the Immigration Counseling and Advocacy Program that provides affordable services to local immigrants, allowing eligible individuals and families to adjust their immigration status and seek US citizenship. They assist individuals and families in understanding their rights and immigration options through consultations, legal representation and case management throughout their entire immigration or naturalization process. Most of these people live in fear of even asking for help, for fear of deportation. This group provides a safe, legal path to receive help.
Gretchen Boock, CEO
Organizations we are proud to have recently supported: