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Abacela

12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067
+1 541-679-6642
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Delicious Spanish varietals - a great reward for a long drive!

You need to put in an extra effort to get there. Roseburg is a good 3 hour drive from Portland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pradeep B
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California
A Beautiful Venue on the Way Back from Wildlife Safari!

After a couple of hours of giraffes, bison, ostriches pecking at the care window, graceful ibex and... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Ellen G
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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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  • Average5%
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“southern oregon” (12 reviews)
“tasting room” (39 reviews)
“umpqua valley” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067
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+1 541-679-6642
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to put in an extra effort to get there. Roseburg is a good 3 hour drive from Portland. It is worth it! You can visit Abacela and other vineyards in Southern Oregon. We tasted many Spanish varietals: Albarino - nice refreshing white wine...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

After a couple of hours of giraffes, bison, ostriches pecking at the care window, graceful ibex and more, Bill and I were dying for a drink. Our handy map of the Umpqua Valley's wineries led us to Abacela. The entrance sign touts, "the most interesting...More

1  Thank Ellen G
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The staff helped me set up an elaborate marriage proposal and went out of their way to help us, giving us a private room for our tasting. They are known for their Tempranillo but I though the stars were the garnacha and the Albariño.

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AbacelaWinery, Public Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

We're so happy that we could share this very special moment with you and your bride-to-be!!! Wishing you a very happy and long life together. To many more memories... and great wine. Cheers!

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

My Wife and I have been fans of Abacela for nearly as long as they have been in operation. There tasting room has a beautiful vista of the vineyards. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Our favorites are the Tempranillo, Syrah, and Malbec. The...More

2  Thank Gregory M
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is really a gorgeous winery. We’ve visited this place a couple times over the years and it has grown tremendously and is definitely worth visiting at least once. The first time we were here, you drove up to the tasting room, which was quite...More

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AbacelaWinery, Guest Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

We want to offer you our sincere apology regarding your recent visit to Abacela. We strive to give every customer the courtesy and attention that they deserve. That is obviously not what you experienced. We do appreciate your positive comments regarding our wines and our...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Rivaling the Napa Valley wines.Although the winds here you’re not quite meet the standards of the high-end Napa Valley wines it comes really close and has some distinctive flavors and taste at the Napa Valley does not produce. The folks here are great to talk...More

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Abacela brought Tempranillo to Oregon from Spain. The tasting room feels friendly and has a great view of the hillside vineyard. The Guest Chef dinners match great wines and food. The wine & cheese pairing events are a delight. What are you waiting for ?...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

We were there with our son and daughter-in-law for a winemaker's dinner. It was a nearly 4 hour experience with great food and a half dozen Abacela wines, the courses designed to pair with the wines.We split a case of the Tannat, an excellent and...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Went to Abacela on our first wine tour visit of Oregon. They refused our service because we were to excited and bubbly - appearing drunk and tipsy. Totally unprofessional and disrespectful. We were going to spend good money and ready to have a nice time....More

2  Thank Kristin S
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We stopped at this winery to give it a try and the server was Jeff and he was outstanding. He is knowledgeable, professional and has a great sense of wine and humor.

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Response from AbacelaWinery | Property representative |
We do, but not very often. Please call or email us to be placed on a waiting list. Cheers!
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