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Address: 12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067
Phone Number: 15416796642
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Abacela is a world-class, multi-award winning winery and viticulture...

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.

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Great property, very good wines, great views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Thomas J
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Santa fe, NM
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Santa fe, NM
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Susie J
Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 at 530, website should say so. We frequent Oregon wineries often, but will never be... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 helping other staff, but having to wait 30 minutes to just pick up your wine... More 

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AbacelaWinery, Owner at Abacela, responded to this review

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 customer is given prompt service. We look forward to making your next visit a most... More 

Seattle
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. The sampling fees are ridiculous at $5 for a syringe full of wine for the... More 

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AbacelaWinery, Owner at Abacela, responded to this review

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. Your words in action! We hope that in the future, when visiting the beautiful Umpqua... More 

New York City, New York
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398 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

After seeing all the TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to come here for a tasting a picnic on our way to Portland We did not have a day for tasting and sampling. We had a very good experience. We like Spanish wines, and it was interesting to visit a U.S. winery focused on Spanish old world grapes. As the winery had... More 

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Thank Douglas T
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72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Abecela doesn't want to compete with the famous makers of Cab, Pinot or even Chardonnay. It loves grapes on the fringes of respectability, especially Rhone and Spanish varietals. Not your favs? If you're driving north on I-5 don't fail to go 5 miles off the interstate to this lovely location in the vineyards. Order the antipasto plate, which is more... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went to three wineries to sample the variety of wines near Roseburg. Abacela was clearly the nicest and classiest of the three. The grounds were impeccably groomed. The interior was large and beautifully decorated. The two servers were knowledgeable in the types of wines they were serving. They also serve lunch. There is a charge to sample four different... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is my favorite Umpqua Valley winery. We ordered a cheese and meat tray to go with our tasting, and enjoyed the rooftop table with a gorgeous view. It's ok to bring your own picnic, and you can order the wine of your choice by the glass. A fabulous stop with excellent, knowledgable hosts.

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Thank KLynn M
AbacelaWinery, Public Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We hope to host you again soon. Cheers! More 

Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

There are many great wineries in the Umpqua Valley producing world class wine. The number of them is growing fast and they are getting better every day. In my opinion, Abacela is the best of them all.

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AbacelaWinery, Public Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this review

Thanks Dale!!! You're making us blush... Or should we say Rosé? More 

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