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Spring Releases

2013 Albarino, 2013 Albarino Roble, 2013 Muscat,  2013 Grenache Rose, and 2013 Viognier now available!

Our 2011 Fiesta Tempranillo and 2012 Estate Port have also recently been released.


The wine that inspired Abacela 20 years ago

We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2005 Paramour, a new American wine style and our finest and most age worthy bottling. Paramour is the culmination of our dream to craft an American Gran Reserva style Tempranillo that was, until now, only made in Spain. It is also the reason we moved to Southern Oregon's Umpqua Valley in 1994 to farm at the climactic edge, and we've kept the project a secret until now. Read More

The 2005 Paramour was bottled on August 9, 2007 with sequentially numbered labels. The suggested retail price is $90 per bottle, or $540 for six tissue-wrapped bottles placed in a custom wooden case.

  • The Passionate Foodie, "2013: Top Wines Over $50"
  • Read Paul Gregutt's blog about the Paramour.
  • Read the Oregon Wine Press article.

Private Tastings/Parties

Now available in our Vine & Wine Center! Abacela is pleased to announce that we have seated private tasting in our Vine & Wine Center’s private venues, the Bacchus Room and the Library Wine Cellar. The tastings are truly immersive in nature and are part of Abacela’s “new concepts in wine tourism". Each experience will take you to the next level of wine appreciation. The wines can also be paired with tapas to further elevate the experience. To schedule private tastings in advance by contacting the Vine & Wine Center directly.


Here, on sunny south sloping rocky hills, we passionately grow Tempranillo, Albarino, Syrah, Merlot, Dolcetto, Malbec, Grenache, and other varietals carefully matched to our unique microclimate.

The estate fruit is hand picked when optimally ripe and gently fermented and processed in a gravity flow winery to preserve quality. The crisp, fresh varietal character of our white wine is a product of our vineyard practices and minimal handling wine making philosophy. Application of these same principals to red wine production, with additional prolonged cellaring in small oak casks, further enhances flavor and stabilizes the wines.

Consequently our red wines are big and deeply-colored with intense aromas and flavors that have ample structure and tannin for aging. The final products are balanced wines with distinctive varietal character that pair exceptionally well with an assortment of delicious foods.

Our ultimate objective is to produce wines that are a statement of the harmony between the grape variety and its terroir. We appreciate your virtual visit to Abacela, but want to encourage you to tour our vineyards and winery and taste our wines to fully appreciate our passion.

Recent News & Reviews

Abacela named... "2013 Oregon Winery of the Year"

Selected by Wine Press Northwest.
Read the full article PDF and Press Release.

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2009 South East Block Reserve Tempranillo and 2012 Viognier both earned Double Gold honors at the 2014 Competition.

Great Northwest Wine #14 of "Top 100 Wines" 2012 Albariño

Wine Press Northwest's Platinum Judging, Double Platinum Award 2012 Albariño,

Top 100 Wines of 2013, James Melendez, JamesTheWineGuy.com 2009 Estate Tempranillo

The Passionate Foodie, "2013: Top Wines Over $50" 2005 Paramour

Examiner.com, "Southern Oregon Wine of the Week" 2012 Albariño

SFGate.com (SF Chronicle) "Top 100 Wines of 2013" 2012 Albariño

The Seattle Times, "Top 50 Regional Wines" 2012 Albariño

Wine Spectator 90 points, 2009 Malbec

Wine Enthusiast 90 points & #91 of Top 100 Best Buys 2013, Vintner's Blend #12

WinesNW.com"Wines of the Week", 2010 Merlot

Sunset Magazine, Best of the West Issue
Abacela's 2012 Albariño is highlighted in the article Oregon's Undiscovered Wine Country

Portland Monthly Magazine "Top 50 Oregon Wines" 2012 Albariño

2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition "Best White" of Show 2012 Albariño

"2013 Oregon Winery of the Year" Wine Press Northwest

Oregon Wine Press "Queens of the Umpqua" Abacela's own Hilda Jones is featured in the February issue of the Oregon Wine Press. +

Abacela is now certified Salmon Safe and a member of LIVE
LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) uses international standards of sustainable viticultural and enological practices in both wine-grape and wine production. These practices are based on an independent 3rd-party-verified checklist system consisting of required and prohibited elements, as well as numerous ecological options. SALMON-SAFE and LIVE are partners dedicated to restoring and maintaining healthy watersheds. See certificate

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