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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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Gorgeous views

We brought another couple out here after we were impressed by our first visit. The views are beautiful, the wine is wonderful and everything is very affordable. The library is... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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Winchester, Oregon
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Oakland, California, United States
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532 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

First of all, we did appreciate the kind staff and the good service. Everyone there was warm and welcoming. Beautiful winery with a lovely balcony view of the vineyards. They had a free tasting of their whites and a $10 tasting for their reds. I thought it should have been the other way around, because their white wines are far... More 

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Winchester, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We brought another couple out here after we were impressed by our first visit. The views are beautiful, the wine is wonderful and everything is very affordable. The library is impressive and I am begging my boss to make one like it. The only downfall is that the staff isn't always the friendliest unless you're trying to engage them in... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Abacela for a wine tasting. The tasting room is beautiful and the staff did an excellent job. They were knowledgeable and friendly. There is a chef on staff and plate are available for purchase. There is a nice variety of estate wines to try. Some of the varietals are unusual and fun to try. This is a... More 

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

Thanks Mike! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a view! It was extremely cold and windy the day we were there but it was sunny and clear. Coincidentally, they had free tasting of anything. Unfortunately I was the designated driver but my wife and her friend (who grew up in the area) had a ball. Thank you so much.

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Thank Lawrence O
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Abacela offers a great Oregon wine tasting experience. The staff is really nice, engaging and eager to please. The grounds are simply breathtaking offering amazing views even though we're here during winter. The wines were really nice and they are known for their Tempranillos. This was my first experience tasting a "Temp" not originating from Spain and I was pleasantly... More 

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Thank JmJay75
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

After a very nice overight stay at Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland, we stopped by Abacela to wine taste. I thought we were going to the old place but when we pulled up, it was a totally new venue! Very pretty, spacious tasting room with gorgeous views of the vineyards. We sampled some lovely Tempranillos here and purchased a few... More 

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Thank syrahgirl
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Abacela is in my opinion the premier winery in the Umpqua Valley. Instead of concentrating on the more traditional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties Abacela concentrates on Spanish and Southern French grapes, which the climate is perfect for. Their signatures are Albarino for white and Tempernillo for red, but don't stop there. Every wine they produce will surprise and delight.

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Seattle
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you've never have experienced Spanish or Portuguese styles of wines (Tempranillo and Albariño), then Abacela is a must visit ... this is their speciality. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable and on a nice sunny day the area is very pretty. About the only thing I was a little disappointed with was our order of the Hummus plate,... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really enjoyed their Tempranillo. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. It was a great stop on a beautiful day.

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

Thank you for your recent review of your experience at Abacela’s Vine & Wine Center. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and our wines. The yellow jackets are a symptom of grape harvest and unfortunately a battle for us every year. We will immediately address the issue with the hummus and chips. We appreciate your feedback and hope to... More 

Morro Bay, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Abacela Winery near Roseburg, OR, is well worth a visit. The location is lovely, on a hillside overlooking the Umpqua Valley. Attractive food offerings. And their wine is as good as it gets in southern Oregon. Specialties: Albariño and Tempranillo. Both are the finest I've tasted from Oregon and their reserve Tempranillo is the finest new world Tempranillo I've tasted,... More 

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