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Our Team

Abacela was named the 2013 Oregon Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest. Earl and Hilda Jones were awarded the industry's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 by the Oregon Wine Board. Abacela was then nominated for 2015 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

Abacela Earl Jones

Earl JonesFounder / President

Earl is a big man with bright blue eyes and work-worn hands. His voice, after 25+ years in Oregon... Read full bio.

Abacela Hilda Jones

Hilda JonesFounder / VP

Hilda always wanted to live on a farm, but grew up in the sun-drenched city of Tallahassee... Read full bio.

Abacela Gregory Jones

Greg JonesCEO

Greg joined Abacela as CEO in August 2021. A world-renowned atmospheric scientist ... Read full bio

Abacela Gavin Joll

Gavin JollGeneral Manager

Gavin joined Abacela in May 2020, and has worked in the wine industry since 2004... Read full bio.



Abacela Andrew Wenzl

Andrew WenzlWinemaker

Andrew joined Abacela in August 2003 and became head winemaker in 2008... Read full bio

Abacela Vineyard Manager

Leo WiviottAssistan Winemaker

Leo joined Abacela in 2024... Read full bio

Abacela Paula Caudill

Paula CaudillNational Sales Manager

Paula joined Abacela in September 2002, and has worked in the wine industry since 1998...
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Abacela Haley Grinstead

Haley Grinstead
Operations Manager

Haley joined Abacela in...
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Abacela Alexis Zeigler

Alexis ZeiglerLocal Distribution

Alexis joined Abacela's tasting room 2018, and took over as Sales Associate for... Read full bio

Abacela Taylor Spence

Taylor SpenceMarketing Coordinator / Tasting Room Lead

Taylor joined Abacela in 2020... Read full bio.


Abacela Deborah Belmont

Deborah BelmontKitchen Manager

Deb joined Abacela in 2018 and became our Kitchen... Read full bio.

Abacela Joe Milano

Joe Milano
Tasting Room Associate

Joe joined Abacela in... Read full bio.



Abacela Jason Farmer

Jason Farmer
Vineyard Manager

Jason joined Abacela in 2007... Read full bio.