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Address: 12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067
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+1 541-679-6642
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Abacela is a world-class, multi-award winning winery and viticulture...

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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Excellent Tempranillo!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
KLynn M
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Happy Valley, Oregon
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Happy Valley, Oregon
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 the glass. A fabulous stop with excellent, knowledgable hosts.

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AbacelaWinery, Public Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this review

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

Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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AbacelaWinery, Public Relations Manager at Abacela, responded to this review

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

Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I don't drink but had out of town relatives visiting, so we went to a few wineries in the Umpqua Valley. Abecela has a stunning setting and beautiful building. Wonderful atmosphere made us feel pampered. The gal who was pouring was very knowledgeable about the wines and freely gave advice and information. My family had a really nice time and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The Abacela Winery is worth a visit whether you're a local or just passing through the area. The tasting room is light and airy with great views of the vineyard and valley below. The interior is capable of accommodating larger groups both indoors (at the bar and longer banquet-length tables) and outside on their deck or patio. There are cheese... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Abacela Winery is located in a lovely setting, making for a great place to enjoy award winning wines paired with a variety of fresh tapas. There are frequent special meals featuring their wines. A favorites of locals and well worth the stop when traveling through Douglas County.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

There's a map in the tasting room that shows the location of the vineyard is the same latitude as the wine region in Spain. That equates to great Tempranillo! We like both the Fiesta and the 2012 they offered and took a bottle of each home. We weren't big fans of their other wines, including the Albarino. Lovely location. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is just the most charming vineyard; situated on a hill over looking a vista of finely manicured grape fields. Inside there are comfy chairs, some around a fireplace. The staff is super nice and educated. Get some wine and a cheese plate and go upstairs to the pleasing deck and enjoy. Plan to stay at least an hour here.... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Roseburg area you need to stop into the winery and tasting room. The view is spectacular looking down on the vines from the top of the hill. The tasting room area was very nice. The wine host was very friendly and the wines were wonderful! Two thumbs up!

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is one of Oregon's top wineries. They specialize in Spanish grape varieties which makes it very unique. The tasting room is roomy and the grounds are spectacular with a grand vista. Worth a trip and just down the road from the Wildlife Safari.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

The gorgeous Abacela vineyard sits atop a hill with spectacular views. A lovely, welcoming tasting room is staffed by knowledgeable, friendly folks. The Wine Club is an exceptional value and they offer really great programs to engage with their spectacular wines year round. Don't miss this Umpqua Valley find if you love wine.

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