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Abacela

12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067
+1 541-679-6642
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Great property, very good wines, great views

A group of us (six) visited the winery and enjoyed it. Even purchased some wines to be sent back... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Thomas J
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Santa fe, NM
A Visit to Spain in the Oregon Countryside

The wine at Abacela is divine! Heavenly. More than excellent. Tasting Room staff is... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Susie J
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Roseburg, Oregon
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
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 25 August 2016

A group of us (six) visited the winery and enjoyed it. Even purchased some wines to be sent back home to New Mexico. The people were pleasant and helpful. Would definitely return. Thanks.

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The wine at Abacela is divine! Heavenly. More than excellent. Tasting Room staff is exceptionally well-versed in all their varietals and vintages. They were the first winery in the U.S. to plant, harvest, and bottle tempranillo. Just yum. Go there.

Thank Susie J
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Website says open until 6pm, drove a half hour to get there by 5:40 only to be told they couldn't give us a tasting because they closed at 6pm. Rated #2 of things to do in Oregon. Waste of time. If you want to close...More

1  Thank davsik
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Last year I would have given this winery a 5 rating; however, in the past year the customer service from the ladies behind the counter has gone down hill. I understand having to wait a few minutes to get service if all the employees are...More

Thank 244319ab
AbacelaWinery, Owner at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

We apologize wholeheartedly that you had to wait for service in our tasting room. We consider our Wine Club members part of the Abacela family. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we’ve discussed this issue with our staff to make sure that every...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

The winery is modern, attractive and pleasant. Nice ambiance. The wine is fair. It's not Sonoma, Napa or Pasa Robles quality, but good for a small local market. The prices however are very aggressive, $30 for a run of the mill bottle, $50 for premium....More

1  Thank Rick_HSeattle
AbacelaWinery, Owner at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you for sharing your feedback Rick, we appreciate your comments. We apologize that your visit was less than stellar. After review, we have decided to change our policy regarding fee reversal for the Reserve level wines. We will now waive those fees upon purchase....More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

After seeing all the TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to come here for a tasting a picnic on our way to Portland We did not have a day for tasting and sampling. We had a very good experience. We like Spanish wines, and it was interesting...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Abecela doesn't want to compete with the famous makers of Cab, Pinot or even Chardonnay. It loves grapes on the fringes of respectability, especially Rhone and Spanish varietals. Not your favs? If you're driving north on I-5 don't fail to go 5 miles off the...More

Thank 600JohnD
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We went to three wineries to sample the variety of wines near Roseburg. Abacela was clearly the nicest and classiest of the three. The grounds were impeccably groomed. The interior was large and beautifully decorated. The two servers were knowledgeable in the types of wines...More

Thank gingersnaps527
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is my favorite Umpqua Valley winery. We ordered a cheese and meat tray to go with our tasting, and enjoyed the rooftop table with a gorgeous view. It's ok to bring your own picnic, and you can order the wine of your choice by...More

Thank KLynn M
AbacelaWinery, Public Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thanks for visiting! We hope to host you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 26 April 2016

There are many great wineries in the Umpqua Valley producing world class wine. The number of them is growing fast and they are getting better every day. In my opinion, Abacela is the best of them all.

1  Thank Dale G
AbacelaWinery, Public Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thanks Dale!!! You're making us blush... Or should we say Rosé?

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Do you happen to sell our used sine barrels
29 April 2016|
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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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