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Abacela is a world-class, multi-award winning winery and viticulture success story. Twenty three 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 winegrowing/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 fine varietal Tempranillo wine? Earl and Hilda probably weren't the first enophiles to ponder why Spain's Noble grape made famous in Rioja was mysteriously absent from the American wine scene. 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.

A unique, yes one of a kind, interpertative "Winegrowers Walk" that provides data on the parameters to be considered in planting a vineyard including climate, bedrock, soil, elevation, aspect, slope and sustainability issues.

Vineyard and winery tours and private customized tastings may be scheduled.

Tasting Fees: $25, waived to Oak and Vine Members

Tasting Room Days and Hours of Operation: Daily, 11-4 (11-6 May-October)



Phone: 541.679.6642


Address: 12500 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg, OR 97471

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