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Oregon Tempranillo Alliance featured in the Tasting Panel Magazine

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Promise fulfilled at the First Oregon Tempranillo Conference by Randy Caparoso The Tasting Panel, June 2016
"Who would argue against the fact that Tempranillo has a place among the pantheon of the world's greatest wine grapes...?"



"...Earl and Hilda Jones still remain at the head of the class... impeccably crafted wines-phenomenal by any standard, even Spain's."

Another "Best of Class" medal for our 2015 Grenache Rosé!

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Since its introduction in 1980, the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) has been setting the standard for professional wine judging.

The largest and most influential international wine competition in America, the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. Now in its 36th year, the SFIWC maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by a highly experienced panel of internationally acclaimed wine experts.

A SFIWC medal has been established as a reliable indication of wine excellence, and wines recognized as medal-worthy by our judges are universally understood to be among the very best.

The 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition was held on June 9th to 12th.




"Best Rosé"
Double Gold Medal
2015 Grenache Rosé




Gold Medal 2013 Barrel Select Syrah



Check out these wines and many more award winning wines on our website at www.Abacela.com.

Albariño places Best of Class at Sunset Wine Competition!

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Our 2015 Albariño just placed first in its category at the 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition

Awarded a Gold Medal and the distinguished "Best of Class" designation, the 2015 vintage bested seven other Albariños in its category.

Winemaker Notes:

"Albariño is a delicate Spanish white grape that grows well in our estate vineyards. It produces an assertive, dry wine characterized by beautiful floral aromas and fruity flavors that finishes with refreshing acidity."


Other recent awards include:


Pacific Rim Wine Competition
"Best of Class", 2015 Grenache Rosé
Gold Medal, 2015 Albariño
Gold Medal, 2015 Muscat

Oregon Wine Awards
Gold Medal, 2013 Fiesta Tempranillo