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“Great views and wide selection of wines”
Review of Abacela

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.
Medford, Oregon
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great views and wide selection of wines”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

A well rated Umqua Valley winery. Worth a visit if you are in the Roseburg, OR area.

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Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just not my style”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

The parking lot and tasting building reminded me more of a visitor's center than a winery. It was large and seemed rather empty and too "modern" for my tastes. The gentleman serving the wine didn't act particularly interested in us, and he was wearing a Nike biking shirt. We didn't much care for the wine, either. We like the atmosphere as much as the wine - this one didn't do it for us.

Visited June 2012
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Roseburg, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Horrible service!”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The employees were snobby and it was horribly over priced!

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2 Thank skktallen
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Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“excellent wine”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

If you like red wines this is your place - best ever!

Visited August 2011
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roseburg
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74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“wine review”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

ONe of the best winery in douglas county. Grapes are grown in two different types of soil.

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Thank Elizabeth B
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