Wine Community's Most Loved Wineries

We asked and you answered...

For one week, we asked wine lovers to nominate their favorite wineries, show them some love, and spread the word of #SupportingOurWineries.

There were 2138 nominations, 1177 wine lovers and 297 wineries.

And these are the top 50...


Agreeable Gris: Oregon's prolific white easy to enjoy

Mineral-driven yet sweetened with notes of honey and peach on the nose. Clean and refreshing on the palate with a ton of bright lemon acidity, marzipan, hay and a tart grapefruit finish...


A Can Hunt in the USA

Last Saturday, I poured a can of Cabernet Sauvignon into a decanter. It doesn’t sound right, does it? Cans have long been for fizzy drinks, and besides, there’s something romantic about bottles of wine – especially the noise made by the cork as it exits the bottle neck. But the environmental – and practical – case for ditching glass bottles...


Wine By Joe 2019 Pinot Blanc

Joe Dobbes has loved this unappreciated white grape native to the Burgundy region of France for two decades, and his work under the nicely priced Wine By Joe brand has been getting attention from some of the wine world’s biggest pundits going back to 2006.


Your guide to the Pacific NW's best summer beer, wine, cider & spirits

While the global pandemic may prohibit actual treks to the Pacific Northwest this summer, those who enjoy this unique craft culture can savor many of their offerings at home. Following is a sample of the creative ways that craft producers have found ways to transport their spirits outside of their physical locations.



Northwest Wine: Dobbes Family Estate continues tradition of excellence

His name is still on the bottle, as well as many cans, and because Joe Dobbes placed the right people in charge, the winery and brands he created continue to succeed in downtown Dundee, Ore., and beyond.


Akron Beacon Journal - Top 16 wines

Fishers Foods in Stark County has released its Top 16 wine list for the summer. This is tradition featuring relatively inexpensive wine picked by Fishers owners Jeff Fisher and the grocery company’s “expert wine advisers.”.


Most Inspiring people of 2020

Talking with Gretchen Boock is like listening to a podcast at the 2x speed. “Rapid fire” is a term used repeatedly to describe this young CEO who motivates with compassionate leadership and “hammer in hand” collaborative work ethic.


KGW - Giving Back During Covid-19

Suzor, Brooks, and Dobbes Family Estate wineries are all making a commitment to relief organizations with sales of special blends. Despite what we've been going through, the sun still shines, and the grapes still grow. Oregon wine country has quietly been working behind the scenes during this pandemic.


Father's Day Gift Guide: The Best Wines To Pair With BBQ And Grilled Foods

Father’s Day is often associated with distilled spirits, such as bourbon or cognac. But if your father really loves BBQ and grilled or smoked foods, there’s some wines perfect for everything from steaks to ribs.

Mother's Day Trio

The trio contains 1 bottle each of:
- 2018 Elements Blanc de Blanc Bubbles (because Mom deserves to be celebrated)
- 2019 Rosé (because real roses don’t last)
- 2017 Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir (because Mom deserves the best)


KGW - #Sunrise60: Wellness and wine at Dobbes Family Estate - January 2020

It's 2020 and many of us are on a journey to wellness. But you can still mix your "cat cows" and "downward dogs" with a little fun in Oregon wine country. Dobbes Family Estate winery in Dundee treats their 35 employees like family, hosting a free yoga class every week during their work day. "We really work to make sure everyone is taking care of themselves all the way through," said Gretchen Boock, CEO of Dobbes.

Wine Industry Advisor's Most Inspiring People 2020 - January 2020

Cheers to Gretchen Boock, CEO of Dobbes Family Estate Winery, for being named one of Wine's Most Inspiring People 2020 by Wine Industry Advisor. Those named, "inspired others with their approach to life and business, their hard earned achievements, and their attitude and values".


Wine Country Women, Episode: Gretchen Boock - November 2019

Learn how this Oregonian woman with a rich family history in France, helped build wineries to pay her way through college. Discover her career path in the wine industry, which started in the cellar at Willamette Valley Vineyards, but quickly led to more than fifteen years at Dobbes Family Estate.


New Scores by Wine Enthusiast - September 2019

Our bold and age worthy Griffin’s Cuvée Pinot Noir and our opulent and balanced 2016 Patricia’s Cuvée Pinot Noir. 90 Points: 2016 Griffin’s Cuvée Pinot Noir 92 Points: 2016 Patricia’s Cuvée Pinot Noir

Women’s leadership seminar inspires growth, collaboration, connection - August 2019

Gretchen Boock, CEO of Wine by Joe, brought 13 winery employees to the event. She says she appreciated the effort of organizers to host speakers from outside the wine community offering new perspectives.


Winemaker Andy McVay's 2018 Blending Theory - August 2019

We interviewed our Winemaker, Andy McVay to get some insight into his blending theory now that the 2018 Cuvées and Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs are finalized and headed to bottle. 


Three Crisp American Whites for the Dog Days of Summer - August 2019

A color mutation from the black Grenache varietal, these wines are full bodied and frequently aged in oak to reveal complex flavors.


Urban Bliss Life - June 2019

If you are visiting Oregon Wine Country in the Willamette Valley, be sure to stop by Dobbes Winery and check out their new fabulous Hideaway outdoor space!

1 Wine, 3 Ways: A New Way To Look At Rosé

There's a lot going on the world of rosé. Better said: rosé is made around the world, where there's a lot going on. Here's some perspective: presented in seven categories, three wines with a commonality, each done in a particular way.



Kansas City: Canned Wines - July 2018

“Canned wines are blowing all the other wine categories away in terms of growth,” Gretchen Boock, CEO of Oregon-based Wine by Joe told me. “They’re growing by something like 60-percent while all the other categories are in the one to two percent range or even lower."



Great American Wines to Drink this Summer - June 2018

This is classic Oregon pinot noir, with the spicy, brambly quality that it should have, along with bright cherry fruit. 


Kitsap Sun: Memorial Weekend Canned wines - May 2018

Dobbes recently turned over the reins to a hard-working millennial, Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Boock. She was one of Dobbes' first hires when he opened his winery in 2002



SIP NW: 5 Canned Wines

May 2018

Dobbes Family Wine — also makers of Wine by Joe — now has Joe to Go, two canned renditions for the mature Oregon winery.


Oregon’s Wine by Joe Opens up cans into 14 states as Joe to Go - March 2018

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.  

Pamplin Media: It's the Holiday Season - December 2017

I am delighted to share that Dobbes Family Estate has popped the corks on Elements, its first release of Oregon bubbles.