Friday, January 27, 2012

Abacela: We make wine... and bread!

Abacela -- Oregon's Best Baguette

By Cila Warncke, Portland Cooking Examiner
 
Recently, I had the privilege of a guided tour around Abacela Vineyard in Roseburg. The award-winning wines speak for themselves but the folks up at the winery have more than just neat tricks with Tempranillo up their sleeve -- they also bake the tastiest baguette I've eaten this side of Paris. The secret? Grapes.

Seriously. Hospitality manager Linda Kistner thought 'Why use any old yeast for starter when we have all these lovely fermented grapes to hand?' Her experiment with grape-yeast was a success and you can judge the results for yourself if you stop by the tasting room. If you are just hankering to know how the whole baking process works Linda is leading a workshop on February 11 to show you how to do it yourself.



Check out the Sourdough Bread Baking seminar on our Facebook page too!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Abacela makes top 25 of 2011 from Midwest Wine Guy!

Our 2007 Estate Port style wine made Jeff's 2011 Top 25 Wine List at number 11. Read the full wine review.

More about Jeff Lawson: "Wine reviews for 'real people' who enjoy and appreciate all styles of wine. I am a supporter of great wines and want you to enjoy a thrilling sensory experience through the wine reviews on this site. I also provide wine education for the novice wine enthusiast. Wine is my passion. Wine should not intimidate you! It should be celebrated and enhance your life."