Gavin Joll to become General Manager of Abacela Winery
Roseburg Oregon, (April 16, 2020) Abacela is pleased to announce that Gavin Joll will start as General Manager May 1st, 2020. Gavin, a native Oregonian and graduate of Willamette University, has worked in the wine industry since 2004, including thirteen years as the General Manager of White Rose Estate in the Dundee Hills.
Gavin voiced, “I’ve long admired Abacela and the Joneses for their commitment to innovation and quality. I am honored to support the continued success of this unique and trusted Oregon brand and am excited to work with the talented and dedicated members of the Abacela team.”
Abacela’s 76-acre estate vineyards are located in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. They are known for their role in pioneering Tempranillo and Albariño wines in North America.
Joll will take on this leadership role using his experience and expertise to oversee the vineyards, wine production, marketing, sales, hospitality and business operations for the brand. Earl and Hilda will remain as CEO and CFO of Abacela, respectively, and continue their management of the remaining estate lands and facilities.
Hilda Jones, CFO commented, “Gavin’s experience will help us grow Abacela’s quality reputation with consumers on a regional and national scale.”
About Abacela Vineyards & Winery: The Joneses acquired the 500-
acre property in 1992 and in May of 1995 began planting what now totals 76 acres of site climate matched grape varieties. Abacela, an icon of innovation, has continually introduced additional grapes and wines to the Pacific Northwest. In 2013 Abacela was recognized as the “Oregon Winery of the Year” and in 2015 the Oregon Wine Board presented Earl and Hilda with the industry’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. This year Abacela celebrates its 25th anniversary of winegrowing.
Abacela is an internationally known destination for a broad array of high-quality wines from numerous grape varieties and the breathtaking landscapes that produce them. The winery hosts thousands of guests each year in a beautiful and informative setting offering more than twenty unique wines to visitors, the club and to online customers. An introductory selection is available in select retail shops nationally and Galaxy Wine Company-Wilson Daniels Wines distributes the brand in Oregon.
Earl Jones CEO said, “I anticipate Gavin will infuse new ideas and energy to our team while building on Abacela’s 25-years of creativity and trusted history of fine wine production.”
Region: Oregon Job Function: General Manager