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“Excellent wine”
Review of Abacela

Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Roseburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Eugene, Oregon
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent wine”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Known for their Vintnor's blend and other Spanish style wines. Have enjoyed some lovely reds from this winery and they have a nice tasting room!

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Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Blue Skies, Great Wines, Fabulous Hosts”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

This was our third trip to Abacela Winery. On the drive down, we left the fog of Portland to find blue skies awaiting us in Roseburg. The new tasting room is spacious and gorgeous, with windows looking out onto some of the vineyard. You can go upstairs and get an even better view, and read about the layout of the grape vines. But downstairs in the tasting room is the real fun. There is quite a variety of wines, and really quite tasty. But the friendly and informational hosts make it all a real treat.

Visited November 2011
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