The Jones’ passion for Spanish Tempranillo inspired a change in careers and a move across the continent to attempt what had never been done; produce world class wine from that Tempranillo in America. Their focus was to find a regional climate similar to Spain’s famous Tempranillo producing regions. The success of Abacela has influenced wine growing in Oregon and also across America. Abacela is the story of how one ordinary family’s curiosity and determination built one of Oregon’s most beloved wineries.
Owners: Earl and Hilda Jones
Winemaker: Andrew Wenzl