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About Us

How We Started

In the spring of 2016, Abundancia (ah-boon-DAHN-syah) owners Shawn and Lisa Fischer planted their first two acres of grapes with the help of family and friends on their piece of land just east of Gaston, Oregon, in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. 

Shawn, Lisa, and the family worked for several years to clear the land from blackberry, wild rose, holly, and plenty of poison oak. The site, which includes both Jory and Willakenzie soils, now produces wonderful Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Tempranillo.

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Our Winegrowing Philosophy

We believe that the best wine is made in the vineyard, not in the winery. To that end, we keep to a careful by-hand approach in our vineyard, and gentle hands-off approach in our winery. As a result, we have healthy, happy vines and an honest expression of terroir in our final products. 

We do everything by hand! Our wine is grown, aged, and bottled on site. It's a lot of hard work for a small team of family and friends, and we cherish every minute of it. 


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Refurbish, Reuse, Reduce

At Abundancia Vineyards, we make every effort to make the most of what we have, while being protective of our natural resources. Here are a few examples of how this plays out on our farm. 

Instead of buying new oak barrels for each vintage, we protect oak trees by employing our own refurbishing process where we carefully shave off the layer of used oak on the interior of the barrels, and re-toast the barrels with cherry wood from our property. 

After pressing the must for white wines and rosé, leftover grape skins still have sugar and flavor in plenty! Our piquette process extracts these remaining yummies into a bubbly, low-alcohol, summer-sipping treat. The leftover skins and seeds are composted, so they can eventually return their nutrients to the vineyard.

Dry Farming:
From the very start we have stayed away from irrigating our vineyard, which both encourages roots to grow deep and significantly decreases our water use. 


What's Next?

Vineyard Expansion! Our property includes about 6 acres of what was once a holly orchard, long overrun by blackberries, poison oak, and young Douglas fir. Over the coming  years, we will be carefully reclaiming sections of that land for new plantings of Spanish varietal vines, along with some new clones of Pinot Noir. We planted Albariño and Garnacha in the fall of 2023 


Tasting site! While we are not large enough to have a permanent public tasting room in Washington County, we are exploring options that will allow us to host privately booked tastings for our wine club members and founders. Our goal is to be able to bring people together for our summer sunset view, glass of wine in hand. Stay tuned.

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