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Abacela

12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067
+1 541-679-6642
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The BEST of Umpqua Wineries (Roseburg, OR)

Spanish, Rhone, Portuguese varietals matched to the soil and sun then captured in a bottle by a... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
DogDaze55
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Not the first Oregon Winery, but maybe the BEST!!

Earl and Hilda Jones (owners) have created one of the finest winery experiences in the Northwest... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Kerry A
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Abacela is a world-class, multi-award winning winery and viticulture success story. 21 years ago when founders Earl and Hilda Jones planted its first vines they had no way of knowing what the outcome would be. They were scientists with zero winemaking experience who left secure careers and trekked 2700 miles west, kids in tow, to test a hypothesis. Abacela was an experiment they hoped would answer a question that had puzzled them for years: Why doesn't America produce any fine varietal Tempranillo wine? Earl and Hilda probably weren't the first enophiles to wonder why the great grape of Spain's famous Rioja wines was mysteriously absent from American fine wine. However they were the first to approach the question with scientific rigor, form a hypothesis and then devote their lives to testing it. Abacela is the result of one ordinary family's curiosity and determination that transformed their lives, built one of Oregon's best-loved wineries and influenced winegrowing not only in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, but across America.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067
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+1 541-679-6642
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Spanish, Rhone, Portuguese varietals matched to the soil and sun then captured in a bottle by a great winemaker. We visit often and linger over a purchased platter of bread, cheese, meats and more while chatting with knowledgeable tasting room staff or taking in the...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Earl and Hilda Jones (owners) have created one of the finest winery experiences in the Northwest. They specialize in Spanish wines such as Tempernillo and Albarino, and continually win awards for the best of the best. Gold Medals from all over the USA, and international...More

Thank Kerry A
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great tasting experience with knowledgable, friendly staff. Good scenary for some sit down time. Our tray assortment of meats, cheeses, and more were grand.

Thank kenmosz
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Place is pristine with good wine and beautiful surroundings. We visited it after completing the safari. We also hiked bit to reach one of the top gazebo. Wine testing is reasonable priced 10$ per person for 5 different wines. One word of caution there wine...More

Thank Dibyendu D
Reviewed 1 September 2016

They like to emphasize their affection for Spanish wine, and there is a plus to that. I like Albarino, and they make it. Lots of comments about Temprenillo make me think most people have never enjoyed this grape; they offered two. Knowledgeable, attentive server poured...More

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A group of us (six) visited the winery and enjoyed it. Even purchased some wines to be sent back home to New Mexico. The people were pleasant and helpful. Would definitely return. Thanks.

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The wine at Abacela is divine! Heavenly. More than excellent. Tasting Room staff is exceptionally well-versed in all their varietals and vintages. They were the first winery in the U.S. to plant, harvest, and bottle tempranillo. Just yum. Go there.

Thank Susie J
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Website says open until 6pm, drove a half hour to get there by 5:40 only to be told they couldn't give us a tasting because they closed at 6pm. Rated #2 of things to do in Oregon. Waste of time. If you want to close...More

1  Thank davsik
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Last year I would have given this winery a 5 rating; however, in the past year the customer service from the ladies behind the counter has gone down hill. I understand having to wait a few minutes to get service if all the employees are...More

Thank 244319ab
AbacelaWinery, Owner at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

We apologize wholeheartedly that you had to wait for service in our tasting room. We consider our Wine Club members part of the Abacela family. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we’ve discussed this issue with our staff to make sure that every...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

The winery is modern, attractive and pleasant. Nice ambiance. The wine is fair. It's not Sonoma, Napa or Pasa Robles quality, but good for a small local market. The prices however are very aggressive, $30 for a run of the mill bottle, $50 for premium....More

1  Thank Rick_HSeattle
AbacelaWinery, Owner at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you for sharing your feedback Rick, we appreciate your comments. We apologize that your visit was less than stellar. After review, we have decided to change our policy regarding fee reversal for the Reserve level wines. We will now waive those fees upon purchase....More

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Smikeycoach
29 April 2016|
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Response from AbacelaWinery | Property representative |
We do, but not very often. Please call or email us to be placed on a waiting list. Cheers!
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