Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2014
A California resident since childhood, Bob Lindquist named his winery “qupé” to honor the Chumash, the indigenous people of the Golden State’s Central Coast and Channel Islands.
An original Rhône Ranger, veteran winemaker Bob Lindquist was one of the first to advocate American-made Syrah and other Rhône varietals such as Grenache, Roussanne, and Marsanne. He has been a leader in the movement producing world class editions since the early 1980s and continues his quest with the same zeal he started with. Consequently, Qupé has been deemed one of the Wineries of the Year for Wine & Spirits Magazine - every year since 1999!
In 1989, Bob joined his old friend Jim Clendenen (who founded Au Bon Climat in 1982) to build a winery of their own under a lease agreement with Bien Nacido Vineyards. The two continue to produce their wines at the elegant facility, located on the Santa Maria Mesa.
In March 2015 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rhone Rangers. Bob’s passion for wine is only equaled by his passion for the Los Angeles Dodgers.