Abacela named one of the “Hot Small Brands of America”
by: Christine Collier
Wine Business Monthly just published their 7th edition “Hot Small Brands of America” and Abacela was one of ten to make the list for 2009.
Three Oregon wineries have made the “Hot Brand” list in previous years: A to Z in 2006, Willamette Valley Vineyards in 2007 and Domaine Drouhin last year. We are fortunate that with more than6,000 wineries in the U.S. and less than 500 in Oregon that our wineries are so well represented on this prestigious list.
Read MORE HERE on Christine’s Southern Oregon Wine Blog…
Abacela Winery, founded and operated by Earl and Hilda Jones in the mid-nineties, pioneered the planting of Tempranillo and many other varietals in the Umpqua Valley and the United States. Since then, Abacela has established itself as the industry leader for their region, just check out their extensive list of awards and recognition
– wines with 95 point scores and gold medals galore.
More important than accolades, is the mission of risk-taking and innovation Abacela exemplifies. It stems from the personalities of the owners, as the Jones’ made bold moves of leaving behind established careers to realize their dream of producing an American varietal
They have tried and succeeded with over twenty varietals including the likes of Tempranillo, Syrah, Grenache, Dolcetto, and Port Varietals.