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Oregon's Dobbes Family Estate Celebrates 15th Anniversary with First Launch of Bubbles

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December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 - Dundee, OR Dobbes Family Estate has always been generous with its charity donations and community involvement, but the team chose to mark the winery’s 15th anniversary by initiating something bigger and more impacting that would be meaningful and enduring.

At a special celebratory launch dinner party, Dobbes Family Estate proudly popped corks from Elements, it’s first release of Oregon Bubbles.

The inaugural bottling of sparkling is clean and crisp with bright acid and a light, refreshing and crisp finish. “70% Pinot Gris, 19% Auxerrois, 6% Gewurtztraminer, and 5% Chardonnay contribute to the aromas of granny smith apple, orange blossom and lemon marmalade with a touch of nutmeg and hint of salty sea air. The flavor mirrors the aroma with notes of mandarin oranges, a fine textured effervescence and pleasantly crisp finish”, remarked Elements winemaker Travis Proctor.

Elements is crafted with purpose; to help bring awareness to our planet’s greatest resources and our part in its preservation. “After surveying the winery team regarding what issues were most dear and all wished to support, it was decided that the inaugural release would recognize water, one of the earth’s most valuable elements. Water sustains life, a cause worthy of our ambassadorship. The namesake of the bubbles is derived from its beneficiaries, with subsequent years to recognize other key Earth elements; fire, air, and land,” commented Gretchen Boock, CEO at Dobbes Family Estate.

The winery team chose to support The Washed Ashore Project, with 10% of proceeds from Elements sales going to this impactful organization that builds and exhibits aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in oceans and waterways, sparking positive changes in consumer habits. One such creation was Gertrude, a 9 foot tall penguin on display at The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon, where she remains on exhibit through the end of January 2018. “Gertie is a terrific eye catching mascot, perfect to initiate plastic pollution awareness and conversation,” reflected Boock. Gertrude is made entirely of collected trash washed upon the Oregon shore. Creator and organization founder Angela Hazeltine Pozzi started Washed Ashore in 2008. The repurposed plastic sculptures continuously tour across the US, including exhibitions in the United Nations and Smithsonian to further educate in fighting the ocean’s deadliest predator; plastic pollution.

Dobbes Family Estate invites you to join in raising a glass of the winery’s inaugural bubbles and toast future clean & healthy oceans and waterways. 250 cases produced, Elements SRP $26, is available on the Dobbes website and in the winery’s tasting room in Dundee, Oregon. Cheers!

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About Dobbes Family Estate / Wine by Joe

Founded in 2002, Dobbes Family Estate is proud to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary and its multi-tiered brands. Known for consistently producing award winning expressions of Oregon’s truest varietals, Dobbes wines focus on crafting traditional Burgundian style wine sourced from choice vineyards throughout the state.

Dobbes Family Estate, is the premier label, dedicated to Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Bubbles and Rosé as well as Rogue Valley Syrah, Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Wine by Joe, the Oregon appellation label that completely over-delivers in value, offering Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Rosé and Chardonnay. The Jovino label offers Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris to on-prem accounts.

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