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Hitting the Sand to Spread the Southern Oregon Story

Cooperatively spreading the word about the Southern Oregon wine region, eight Southern Oregon wineries traveled down to Dana Point, California to participate in the two-day California Wine Festival.AbacelaBridgeview VineyardsCliff Creek CellarsMelrose …

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"Greatest of the Grape" Winners Announced

The distinctive wines of the Umpqua Valley and Southern Oregon were the celebrated stars of Saturday’s “Greatest of the Grape” wine and food extravaganza held at Seven Feathers Casino Resort.Sponsored by the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association, the g…

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Abacela Launches Paramour, Gran Reserva Style Tempranillo

Abacela Launches Paramour, a new American wine style inspired by the great Gran Reserva Tempranillos of SpainAbacela announced the release of its 2005 Paramour, a new American wine style and the winery’s finest and most age-worthy bottling. For winery …

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Celebrate Harvest this October!

The busiest, most beautiful time of year is upon us in the local wineries and vineyards. Though it has been a challenging year from a weather perspective to ripen the fruit, the eventual grape harvest is always a time of great celebration. Get involved…

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2 Cases are Off to Float the River

Chris and I are gearing up to host our Rogue River Rafting & Wine Tour with Rogue River Outfitters. Two nights, three days on the wild and scenic Rogue River.Ahhh… this will be me soon.courtesy- Rogue Wilderness AdventuresHere is what we are pack…

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Earl Jones only US Panelist at Tempranillo Event

The Spanish have invaded the Americas again! Well at least San Francisco and New York; their mission being, to promote Tempranillo wines from the world-famous Rioja wine growing region of Spain. Toward this end they held a series of tastings and semina…

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Rosé Season Has Arrived!

70 degrees and sunny today here in Southern Oregon. This signals the arrival of rosé season!What is your favorite local rosé?My favorites from 2009 included Abacela Rosado, Quady North Rosé, Cowhorn Winery Grenache Rosé, Folin Cellars Tem…

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A Look Inside Abacela’s Vine & Wine Center

Wine Press Northwest gives us a detailed look at the Abacela Vine & Wine Center set to open this May.What a great addition this will be to the Umpqua Valley and Southern Oregon. I love the educational signs and design of the new facility (bravo Han…

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Non-Bordeaux Beauties

Oregon Wine Press highly recommends a handful of Southern Oregon wines in their February issue.Non-Bordeaux BeautiesAbacela 2008 Tempranillo, Southern Oregon • $20 (1835 cases) The class of a classy class continues to be Abacela’s skillful tak…

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Abacela Raises the Roof on Visitors Center

Abacela recently raised the roof on their new Visitor Center set to open this May. The Visitors Center is infused with Spanish Colonial and Pacific Northwest features. The space boasts three distinct tasting venues including a highly intimate wine libr…

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