Abacela Vineyards and Winery Claim


Twenty years ago when Earl and Hilda Jones established Abacela as Southern Oregon’s 13th winery Oregonians grew the standard international varieties Pinot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Cabernet. The Jones’s vision was that several other Old World varieties not previously grown in Oregon had the potential to produce highly competitive wines for the marketplace, if site and climate matched.

“We only produce estate wines that meet our standards for aroma, flavor and style.”

To follow their dream, the Joneses chose the estate winery model to focus exclusively on matching Tempranillo and other varieties to Southern Oregon micro-climates and soil formations similar to the European homelands of these grapes.Abacela’s success pioneering Tempranillo (the world’s fourth most planted grape) as a novel American varietal wine was followed by similar success with Albariño. The fact that vineyards and wineries across the USA are today growing and producing wines from both varieties reflects the influence these variety trials have had on American wine.



The trailblazing continued with production of estate grown Malbec, Viognier, Grenache, Syrah, Tannat, Graciano, Cabernet Franc, Bastardo, Tinta Amarela, Douro Port grapes etc. These medal winning varietal wines were among the first, if not the first, of their type bottled in Oregon and/or the Pacific Northwest.

In the 1990’s other growers and wineries also planted new varieties and as a result, today, Southern Oregon is in a virtual Wine Renaissance with the best suited of these new varietal wines now recognized as benchmarks of a new regional paradigm.


2005 Producer of the First 95 point Southern Oregon Wine
2009 Abacela listed as 1 of 10 “Hot Wine Brands” in America
2013 Abacela named Oregon Winery of the Year
2015 Oregon Wine Industry awards Earl and Hilda its “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Tasting Room Hours:

11-5 Daily – November
11-6 Daily – June – October

Tasting Fee:

$5-15 (Refunded With Minimum Purchase)

Varietals Produced:



  • Location Umpqua
  • Listing categories ADA Accessibility, Bus/RV Parking, Open to the Public, Picnic Area, Tours Available, Weddings, Wineries & Tasting Room

  • Address 12500 Lookingglass Road
    Roseburg, Oregon 97471