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Review of Abacela

Abacela
Ranked #3 of 41 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.
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Most wineries will reimburse their tasting fee if you buy a bottle. Abecela wont unless you buy three

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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Not my favorite winery in the Umpqua Valley, but the wines were fairly tasty, the tasting room was nice and the staff was friendly.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Poor wines but the facility is very nice.................................

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

One of the most architecturally handsome and beautifully crafted wineries in the Umpqua Valley of southern Oregon, Abacela is a Place in the Sun. The vineyards are beautifully laid out and market, and signage is excellent, providing the idea setting for self-education. The views from the tasting room and decks are transfixing, and the Albarino is a delight, as are the Garnacha and Tempranillo. Owners Earl and Hilda strive to make this an Iberian Escape, and they've even got a Spanish style horno for baking bread. Their kitchen is available for cooking classes and they have private library room for club members to enjoy verticals of their estately Iberian beauties.

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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!

Thank Leslie007
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