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Abacela Winery announces a new partnership with Authentic Wine Selections.

Roseburg, Oregon, May 26, 2021 – Abacela Vineyards & Winery, a Roseburg-based winery, announces a new wholesale distribution partnership with Authentic Wine Selections, an Oakland, CA-based fine wine distributor.

Over the last twenty-five years, Abacela has produced an array of world-class wines from estate vineyards using sustainable viticultural practices and minimal intervention winemaking. Abacela will join Authentic Wine Selection’s portfolio of wineries with distribution throughout the entire state of California.

Abacela’s General Manager Gavin Joll noted, “We have a developed a loyal customer base statewide in California, with wholesale buyers and consumers alike enjoying our wines over the years. Authentic Wine Selections’ philosophy of representing small production, cutting-edge wineries that blaze their own trail, synchs up perfectly with Abacela’s ideals, making them the perfect fit. We are excited to work with AWS to build trusted wholesale relationships throughout California, making it easier for Californians to find and enjoy our wines.”

Authentic Wine Selections’ owner Robert Morrison remarked, “As a direct importer of great Spanish wines, I was impressed with the quality and authenticity of the Abacela line-up. After hearing the story of how Earl Jones was inspired by a bottle of Ribera del Duero and formed his vineyard and company fueled by that inspiration, I was blown away. What Earl has accomplished at Abacela is nothing short of amazing! We are thrilled to represent a true pioneer of Oregon fine wine production.”

ABOUT ABACELA

Abacela is a family-owned, estate winery located in southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. Earl and Hilda Jones founded Abacela in 1995 with a dream of growing and producing world-class Tempranillo, akin to the wines of the Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Similarities between the climate of the Umpqua and these famous growing regions in Spain are what drew them to Umpqua Valley. Abacela’s production includes Tempranillo, Albariño, Malbec, Grenache, Syrah, Tannat, and many other lesser-known grape varieties, including several traditional Portuguese grapes for their Port program. 

ABOUT AUTHENTIC WINE SELECTIONS

Authentic Wine Selections is a producer, importer, distributor, and broker representing a global selection of fine wines in California. We offer wines from 12 countries and three US states. Our mission is to carefully curate a portfolio of wines that are faithful to their origin (appellation), balanced, and exceptional values no matter their cost. Our domestic offerings are predominantly small or micro-production wines made by accomplished winemakers working with some of the west coast’s finest vineyard sites. Some are established veterans of the wine business; some are just now blazing their own trail. All embody the acid-balanced, food-friendly zeitgeist of the cutting edge of domestic wine production. Philosophically and stylistically, each of these producers syncs seamlessly with Authentic Wine Selections’ import portfolio and with the palates of the founding partners.

For more information visit www.abacela.com.
Contact: Abacela, 12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471

For Press Inquiries:
Abacela, Gavin Joll, gavin@abacela.com, (541) 679-6642, ext. 206
Authentic Wine Selections, Robert Morrison, romo@authenticws.com, (510) 486-8347

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Abacela Winery announces a new partnership with Cru Selections.

Roseburg, Oregon, March 3, 2021 – Abacela Vineyards & Winery, a Roseburg-based winery, announces a new wholesale distribution partnership with Cru Selections, a Woodinville, WA based fine wine distributor.

Over the last twenty-five years, Abacela has produced an array of world-class wines from estate vineyards using sustainable viticultural practices and minimal intervention winemaking. Abacela will join Cru Selection’s portfolio of wineries and cideries of the Pacific Northwest and beyond with distribution throughout Washington state and Idaho.

Abacela’s General Manager Gavin Joll noted, “Abacela has a long history of support from wine lovers across the Northwest, who have embraced our innovative wines more than two decades. Cru Selections’ passion for small production, hand-crafted wines, professionalism, and success with Northwest brands make them an ideal partner. We look forward to working with their dedicated team and building our presence in Washington and Idaho.”

Cru Selections’ owner Guy Harris said, “We are excited to welcome Abacela into the Cru family! With our foundation being focused on representing Northwest wineries, adding Abacela helps us round out our portfolio with a winery that has established themselves as an icon in the industry.  I look forward to a long lasting, successful relationship between our companies and people.”

ABOUT ABACELA

Abacela is a family-owned, estate winery located in southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. Earl and Hilda Jones founded Abacela in 1995 with a dream of growing and producing world-class Tempranillo, akin to the wines of the Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Similarities between the climate of the Umpqua and these famous growing regions in Spain are what drew them to Umpqua Valley. Abacela’s production includes Tempranillo, Albariño, Malbec, Grenache, Syrah, Tannat, and many other lesser-known grape varieties, including several traditional Portuguese grapes for their Port program. 

ABOUT CRU SELECTIONS

Cru Selections is a premier fine wine and cider wholesaler focused on small production and hand-crafted with heart and passion from the Pacific Northwest and abroad. After 10 years of outstanding experience in wine distribution, Guy Harris recognized that wine consumers had a growing desire for local wines. Not only do they want access to smaller wineries, but smaller wineries need representation from a distributor who understands hand-crafted quality wines. In 2008, Guy opened Cru Selections, a company for people who make, support, and desire unique wines that are not mass-produced. In the past few years, Guy has transformed Cru Selections from a one-man operation servicing Seattle to a tight-knit team, distributing wine to all of Washington and Idaho.

For more information visit www.abacela.com.
Contact: Abacela, 12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471

For Press Inquiries:
Abacela, Gavin Joll, gavin@abacela.com, (541) 679-6642, ext. 206
Crus Selections, Guy Harris, guy@cruseletions.com, (425) 483-9900

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