Dobbes Family Estate
Passionate, creative, driven to excellence in his art; Joe Dobbes is the consummate winemaker. Joe is a true Oregonian, raised in a small town in the north Willamette Valley and educated in Ashland. Yet his calling began outside Oregon, in Germany and France, where Joe spent 2 1/2 years learning the art and science of winemaking. He apprenticed at Wiengut Erbhof Tesch, in the German Nahe region, and at Domaine G. Roumier and Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Burgundy, France, with winemasters Christophe Roumier and Dominique Lafon. Joe returned to Oregon and applied his knowledge, experience, and passion for winemaking immediately.
30 years of making wine...THAT’S SOMETHING TO RAISE YOUR GLASS TO!
Three decades ago Joe Dobbes began his winemaking career. 30 harvests (or crushes) later, Joe can be proud of his contribution to Oregon’s wine history, his 3 brands: Wine By Joe, Jovino, & Dobbes Family Estate and the countless awards and accolades his wines have earned.
Nature, Nurture and Artistry...Joe is passionate about bringing forth the natural characteristics of the grapes and letting the flavors and aromas tell the story of their quality upbringing. He fervently believes that the quality of wine starts in the vineyard; therefore, so does he. From early spring until harvest, Joe scrutinizes the vines, selecting the best sites and clones, as well as crop loads with the objective to produce wines true to their varietal character with as much depth, elegance, opulence and balance of flavor possible. His wines are beautifully fruited, rich with aromas and often have a faint impression of sweetness on the palate due to ripe tannins and fruit. Creating his dreams through pure drive and an insatiable passion for his art craft, Joe Dobbes will continue to produce excellence and value through each of his distinct labels.
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