Joe Dobbes


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 6 minutes 30 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Joe Dobbes, of Wine by Joe and Dobbes Family Estate. The interview took place at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College on April 11, 2017.

Joe Dobbes is the owner of Wine by Joe and Dobbes Family Estate. In this interview, he talks about the start of both labels, making wine in the Willamette Valley, and the Oregon wine industry as a whole. Dobbes wraps up the interview by discussing the future of Oregon wine.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.