Joe’s Story

Hi, we’re Wine by Joe!

Established in 2002, the Winery is celebrating its 15th year of making consistently delicious wine from Oregon’s distinctive [and awesome] grapes. It’s been our mission to make really good, approachable wines at a really good, affordable price. With Joe Dobbes as our winemaker and 30 years of experience under his belt, our wines are naturally delicious, every single time. 

It was the notion of gathering with friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy a bottle, a meal and conversation that Wine By Joe is rooted in. For us, making wine is our way of recognizing and sharing the Oregon spirit, wrapped up in who we are and how we take care of our people and our planet. Whether the grapes are from our 214-acre estate Sea Breeze Vineyard with its cool coastal influences or sourced from one of our distinctive Oregon vineyard partners, we believe that really good wine comes from really good fruit. Wine By Joe’s vineyard team focuses on viable farming practices and quality fruit.

With location, elevation and soil types playing such a large role when sourcing grapes, we focus on creating complexity through diversity while combining grapes from different regions. Every day we’re taking steps to evolve our practices at the
winery and in the vineyard to produce a sustainable, greener future while crafting honest wines.  And it all starts in the vineyard — grapes have a story to tell; we just listen.

We have a little something for everyone: Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé of Pinot Noir, and Pinot Noir. It’s that perfect guest you can bring to any party that gets along with everyone — our wines pair best with backyard BBQ’s, loud music, trailhead or park picnics, or #WineWednesday dinner parties. Listen to the fine and enticing “snap-crack” of the seal as you twist if off and find fresh wine with every pour.

 JOE DOBBES  |  Owner & Winemaker
The man behind Wine By Joe

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After working in the business for others internationally and in Oregon, I started Wine By Joe with a small amount of money in my back pocket, a lot of experience and passion, and a sufficient ignorance of what I was against. Today, our multi-faceted wine company is one of the largest in the state. We own 214 acres of vineyard and benefit from the work of more than 30 full-time, dedicated employees, as well as dozens of part-time and seasonal workers.