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Andy McVay Promoted to Wine by Joe/Dobbes Estate Wine's Winemaker

Posted on November 08, 2017

Dundee, Oregon, November 7, 2017 - This year, Wine By Joe / Dobbes Family Estate Winery is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and announces multiple internal promotions, as well as new national sales and marketing initiatives.

After training under Dobbes for 9 years, Andy McVay has been promoted to Winemaker for the Dobbes Family Estate wines as well as Dundee Vintners, the custom winemaking leg of the business. With a degree in Food and Fermentation Science from Oregon State University and 15 years in the wine industry, McVay has been involved in all aspects of the science of winemaking. “Art, science and agriculture are the three pillars that support my commitment to winemaking. With this foundation, my intent is to craft wines that are complex and diverse, that reflect the personality of their region while maintaining new world innovation,” states McVay.

“It is an absolute delight to promote Andy to this position. I have worked alongside Andy for 9 years now and I have a deep respect and admiration for him. I have no doubt that he will continue to make the company proud and carry on the legacy Joe started,” explained Boock.

About Wine By Joe / Dobbes Estate Wine

Founded in 2002, Wine By Joe / Dobbes Family Estate embodies over three decades of fine winemaking. Today, we are one of Oregon’s largest producers. By selecting the finest grapes from Seabreeze Vineyard, our 214-acre estate, and from other premier vineyards, we consistently produce expressions of Oregon’s truest varietals.

Based in Dundee, Oregon, we are a multi-tiered business with focus on crafting traditional Burgundian style wine under three brands: Dobbes Family Estate, the premier label dedicated to Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé as well as Rogue Valley Syrah, Viognier and Grenache Blanc; Wine by Joe, our Oregon appellation label that completely overdelivers in value, offering Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Rosé and Chardonnay and finally, Jovino, which provides a Willamette Valley blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris specifically for the fine dining market.

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, throughout the year Wine By Joe / Dobbes Family Estate has been celebrating with special club member dinners, anniversary library flights, and our inaugural release of bubbles. All are invited to join us in the winery’s tasting room for flight tastings 11am – 6pm daily.

About Bacchus Capital Management

Bacchus Capital Management is an investment firm providing strategic capital and making equity investments in United States wineries and wine businesses. Current Bacchus portfolio companies are: DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Maritime Wine Trading Collective, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards and Dobbes Family Estate / Wine by Joe. Prior Bacchus portfolio companies are Andretti Winery, Cameron Hughes Wine, and Qupé. For more information, visit


Region: Northwest, USA
Job Function: Winemaking

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