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Abacela's Albarino recommended on Snooth

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Abacela Albarino

The sun rarely shows its face in the Willlamette Valley's springtime, but when it does, there is only one food and wine pairing that I can't live without: Abacela Albarino (any vintage) and Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette from seriouseats.com.  I'll whip this up, pour a glass of the Albarino, and eat outside while soaking in the warmth of the sun.   Julia Crowley WineJulia.com

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Spring has sprung! Vintage 2014 has begun...

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We have bud break in our estate's South Slope block Grenache.

"Fiesta" Tempranillo released & Paella to celebrate!

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The 2011 Fiesta Tempranillo is now released. "Fiesta" means "party!" in Spanish and that's exactly what our Fiesta Tempranillo is; a party in a bottle.

Our quick maturing, fruit forward Tempranillo is sure to inspire your own Fiesta...so crack a bottle and celebrate the release of our 2011 Fiesta Tempranillo!

"Our “Fiesta” Tempranillo is a fruit forward, early drinking wine made from 100% estate grapes. Careful farming of specific cultivars in West Slope and similar soils enables us to craft this less tannic, high expression wine. Ageing of these fruity lots for 17 months in barrel produced this delicious upon release “fun” Tempranillo. While ideal with tapas such as Manchego and chorizo, it will also pair well with grilled meats. Or just break out a bottle for an instant celebration."
The 2011 Fiesta Tempranillo is now available to order online for $23/bottle. Special discounts apply for Wine Club members.


We hosted a Release Party on Friday, March 14th …

Vineyard pruning nearly finished at Abacela.

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Pruning of our estate vineyards started just after the new year. Our crew has worked over the past nine weeks to get all 76 acres pruned before the spring arrives. We've had heavy rains, daytime temperatures near freezing and wonderful sunny days. Hurrah to the vineyard crew!








"Thursdays After Hours" begin March 13th.

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We're excited to announce that starting March 13th we will extend our hours to 7:00 pm on Thursday nights for wine tasting and nibbles. 

Thursday After Hours features:


$1 off wine by the glassRotating cheese selectionPlaza Plates, our "antipasti" with cheese, meat, nuts, olives, etc.Weekly drawing. Bring your business card! Must be present to win.