Extra, Extra: Mom is in the News

The word is out on Wall Street - Lettie Teague and The Wall Street Journal make it clear that our rose' is a winner! 

Ever wonder what movie pairs best with Dear Mom? RARE.US has a list of the best Wine Parings for Christmas movies. Hint: Turn on Lifetime, and crack a can of Dear Mom.

We like Beautiful Houses - and House Beautiful Magazine likes us as shown in "The Buzz" on Page 48.

Stephanie Haney and the sweet peeps over at POPSUGAR want us to pass them the 4 packs of Dear Mom!

The Salem Statesmen Journal notes how our fun choices for grape varietals sets us apart from the pack.

The Spring issue of Sip NW Magazine has a great piece on  canned wine.  So stoked that they love ours.

Mayim Biyalik's dope website and blog Groknation really dug our Oregon White Wine as well.

Jonathan Canter of Dear Mom is interviewed by Big City Moms and declared a SUPERDAD!

Jonathan is on a panel at . You should consider stopping by!

Oh N.B.D., Grubstreet has named Dear Mom "THE BEST RED WINE IN A CAN!"

Robert speaking to Stephanie from KPTV 12 in Oregon

Ellen Bhang over at Boston-based the Food Lens had some lovely things to say about our rose'!

Alicia Cypress over at REVIEWED really dug our red wine.

Jonathan gets interviewed by Pix11 at Babypalooza

Dear Mom featured in the Oregon Wine Press

This story on Strum featured in the Willy Week

The Portland Mercury takes a closer look at Oregon Canned wine.

Our Buds at Tender Loving Empire now feature beer and wine at all of their Oregon retail locations!

A little blurb on us in a Eugene Weekly story on canned wine

Mama's on a Mission

Dear Mom was founded to pay homage to the women who create us, who inspire us to dream, who hold us tight when we are cold, who lift us when we have fallen, and who give us hugs and kisses and high-fives when we thrive. Dear Mom is dedicated to providing a premium and convenient wine experience that will have a far-reaching impact. We are a wine with a mission!

Each month we will donate a portion of proceeds to a charity whose work benefits mom's locally and globally.  We encourage you to explore each of these dynamic organizations and donate further if you have the means.

For the month of October, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

She's the First We come from many countries and backgrounds, but our differences are not nearly as important as what we share—a belief that every girl, no matter where she is born, deserves to be educated, respected, and heard.

For the month of September, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

The Malala Fund which is an investment in programs that help girls around the world go to school —  from creating safe spaces for girls in northern Nigeria, to training young Pakistani women as activists and providing STEM education to Syrian refugees.

For the month of August, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Girl Trek In the footsteps of a civil rights legacy, GirlTrek is a national health movement that activates thousands of Black women to be change makers in their lives and communities — through walking.

For the month of July, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Girls Who Code who are  on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

For the month of June, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

The Childhood Cancer Project is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 that supports childhood cancer research.  Like the brave children and families that inspire us, we are relentless. Like the brilliant and dedicated scientists pioneering breakthrough research, we are bold. Like the generous community that supports us, we are united. Please join our mission, help us lead the way in treating and defeating childhood cancer.

For the month of May, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow. From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, FWV runs groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. 

For the month of April, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is a feminist fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments. We intervene quickly when activists are poised to make great gains or face serious threats to their lives and work. We use online, text and mobile funding applications to respond to requests from women’s human rights defenders within 72 hours and have funds on the ground within 1-7 days.

For the month of March, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

The Parent Child Home Network The Parent-Child Home Program’s (PCHP) nationwide network of program sites provides low-income families with the necessary skills and tools to  ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life.

For the month of February, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees). Since 2004, CORE has raised more than $4 million and granted support to more than 500 families from across the industry and the country. Contributions from our COREporate Members and individual donors allow CORE to provide grants that keep our families safe, healthy, and happy.

CORE has supported food and beverage service families in over 48 states and Puerto Rico, and we have Board Members, and Ambassadors across the country that help spread the word and gain awareness of CORE’s mission.

For the month of January, 2019 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

9to5 National Association of Working Women

9to5 National Association of Working Women works to build a movement for economic justice, by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions. Founded in 1973, 9to5 is now one of the largest national membership organizations of working women in the U.S., dedicated to putting working women's issues on the public agenda. Over the years, 9to5 has helped raise the expectations of low-wage women, who thought that change was out of their reach. Winning justice for working women, 9to5 fights for paid sick days, equal pay, family-supporting jobs with decent wages, and a strong safety net. We lift up the voices of women in low-wage jobs, build their leadership and empower them to bring about real change.


For the month of December, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

National Domestic Violence Hotline

For the month of November, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Doorways for Women and Families

For the month of October, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Physician Moms Group

For the month of September, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Literacy Volunteers

For the month of August, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

She Should Run

For the month of July, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

The Alzheimer's Association

For the month of June, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

R.I.S.E - Refugee and  Immigrant Services and Empowerment

For the month of May, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Grounds For Health

For the month of April, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Rose Haven

For the month of March, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

For the month of February, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Friendship Bridge:

For the month of January, 2018 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Girls Inc. :

For the month of December, 2017 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to: and Friends:

For the month of November, 2017 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon.

For the month of October, 2017 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

Womenspace of Eugene, Oregon

For the month of September, 2017 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:

 R.A.I.N. or Refugees Assistance and Information Network -

For the month of August, 2017 - you, the loyal fans of our wine, have contributed to:


For the month of July, 2017 our first ever donation will be made to:



Sparkletown - Oregon Sparkling White Wine    There is a place where the music never ends. Where the stardust floats through the air and paints every surface. We never need an excuse to smile and be happy - but when we crack open a can of our Oregon Sparkling White Wine, we are immediately transported to Sparkletown.

The 2018 Sparkletown leans heavily on Marsanne and shows great acidity and nuance. Not meant to be overly fancy and austere, Sparkletown eases the nerves and relaxes the mind.

Appearance: Straw colored. Fine bubbles. Nose: Floral, apricot. 
Palate: Apricot, peach, and hints of toast. Completely dry. Method: Co-Fermented in stainless steel. Force carbonated. 

13.3% ABV.

Oregon Red Wine

Oregon Red Wine   When we were deciding on what kind of red wine to make and put in cans, there was I feeling we couldn't escape. With all of the vineyard choices we could make , we wanted to make a wine that would have an appearance, body and mouthfeel, and fruit presence which screams "drink me outside." During harvest, at the end of the day, we are drinking cans of lager. After a night of two or three Fort George 1811 Lagers, I had a flash. One of our great moments was introducing Mom to one of our favorite wines  - Côte-Rôtie. So, since we like pulling off the absurd, we began the idea of making an approachable table wine but in the style of that region. It also happens to be a style of red with the type of acid, and fruit which seems utterly appropriate for drinking outside. Sitting at a picnic bench, devouring charcuterie and cheese, and praying that you will be done cleaning out the De-stemmer, and Press by midnight. Al so we can wake up and start over again. 13.2% ABV. 

Oregon Rose'

Oregon Rosé 2017  We decided to change things up this with our rose'. Not because wee don't love the 2016 - because we still have a stash of it that still impresses us each time we reach for a can. But instead, we wanted these wines to further represent our commitment to making "wines of the south." In this case, the southwest of France. There is undoubted attention given to Provencal rose', but ours is certainly more representative of a rose' you might find in Cahors or thereabouts. 

The 2017 rose' is 50% Malbec, and 50% Syrah grown in the incomparable Applegate Valley. Vineyard elevations ranged from 1500'-2200'. The darker fruit of Malbec and Syrah produced a richer pink complexion, and the wine is less an exercise in austerity than last year - this wine is all about fruit. 

The fruit was picked early, de-stemmed, and immediately loaded into a 7-ton press on a gentle five hour setting, so this juice had 14-16 hours of “skin time” producing an electric pink pigment that catches the eye. The rose’ is 100% dry but the first thing you notice is the presence of a mouthful of bright fruit. The nose shows fresh picked strawberries with the stem still attached. Vibrant with a subtle floral tone. The palate is bright with characteristics of strawberries and watermelon sorbet. The acidity on the finish is 100% refreshment and makes you wish for just one more sip. 12.8% ABV. 


Oregon White Wine

Oregon White Wine   Our Mom loves to travel and remembers a time before we were born when she tripped away to Marseilles and took a road trip through the south of France. She would spend the afternoon under the shade of an olive tree in the field next to a vineyard she would stumble into -  eating bread, cheese and olives, and drinking bottles of delicious white wine.

This year’s Oregon White blend is a tribute to those wines - Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne grown sustainably and at high elevation in the Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. The higher elevation allows for nighttime cool air to pass through which lends a positive influence by adding acidity, and character. We love the intense aromatics which remind us of wild lavender and citrus, and the palate shows some crisp notes and stone fruit along with hints of meyer lemon and more savory herbs like rosemary. 13.1% ABV. 

Trade Info & Distribution


Portland Metro Maletis

Eugene/Bend/Coast Bigfoot

North Coast Fort George

Southern Oregon Summit


CALIFORNIA: Phenix Wines



HAWAII: Young's of Hawaii


NEVADA: Vin Sauvage



OKLAHOMA: Artisan Fine Wine

PENNSYLVANIA: Fine Wine and Good Spirits

RHODE ISLAND:  Sage Cellars

SOUTH CAROLINA: Breakthru Beverage



VERMONT: Farrell Distributing

VIRGINIA: Well Crafted Wine


WASH. D.C. Well Crafted Wine

WISCONSIN: Badger Liquor



WHAT IS SO GOOD ABOUT OREGON WINE?  Oregon has a reputation for producing old-world styles of wine that approach the qualities you would find in western Europe.  We produce wine of character that has variation from vintage to vintage. We try our hardest not to manipulate the wine and let it flourish naturally. 

HOW MUCH WINE IS IN EACH DEAR MOM CAN? These are 187ml servings, which is essentially a standard pour at your local watering hole.  A 4-pack of Dear Mom is equal to approximately 1 standard 750ml sized bottle of wine. 

DOES THE CAN AFFECT THE TASTE OR CONSISTENCY OF THE WINE? In short, No. The can we use has a liner that prevents the aluminum from contacting the wine and the can is resistant to damage by light or oxygen. Our wine has been tested and approved!

ARE THESE CHEAP, LOW QUALITY WINES? No, these are made with great care by hand, and are representative of great value for wine with a true Oregon pedigree.

WHO IS DEAR MOM TARGETED TOWARD?  People that are fun, brave, adventurous, and who seek out great wine. People who love, respect and praise the ladies that brought them into this world and who taught them never to drive under the influence.


The Most responsible. The Highest quality. The Best tasting.

Try it and experience the difference! 


About Us

Adrift in the Florida Keys

It was a hot and muggy Saturday in Marathon, on the Florida Keys. There is a military base there, and hotels that offer cheap, dusty rooms stocked with broken air conditioners. The team had lost the night before to another highly renowned squad with true athletic prowess in nearby Tavernier.

They were exhausted, overmatched, and breathless with each sprint down the court. Toward the end of the second half, the Suns of the mighty University School were still battling for every inch of space against Marathon High. The ball was worked around the perimeter, and a fresh-faced junior name Jonathan Canter pulled up from the foul line .....  Read More

Robert Karmin

Robert Karmin is the visionary behind Dear Mom and is also our winemaker.  His mother Jo-Ann called him Roberto, and is never too far behind for any successes, and is even closer through difficult times. He is a Co-Founder of Coopers Hall Winery in Portland, Oregon and a graduate of the Oregon School of Law with a proven track record of entrepreneurial success and leadership in the Oregon wine industry.            

Jonathan Canter

Jonathan Canter is the Propeller, and Proselytizer of Dear Mom. Always his #1 promoter, Jonathan's mom Fern encourages and challenges him to reach beyond what might seem possible. An attorney by trade, Jonathan's past includes multiple leadership roles in the sales and marketing fields at fortune 500 companies. Born and raised in Miami, and now a long time New Yorker, he knows he can still beat Rob in one-on-one if given the chance.

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