Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Bob Lindquist Out at Qupe. Starts New Label - Lindquist Family Vineyard

From Qupé:

Dear Friends and Wine Club Members,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Bob is no longer a partner in or the winemaker for Qupé Wine Cellars.

The winery brand and current inventory was sold in November to Vintage Wine Estates (VWE). We had hoped that Bob would continue to be involved in the winemaking, but sadly this is not the case. Starting with the 2018 vintage (which Bob began) the wines will be finished by the VWE corporate wine making team.

With every door that closes another opens. We are pleased to announce that Bob is launching a new Lindquist Family Wines label, going back to Bob’s roots and focusing on cool climate Rhone varietals and Chardonnay from organic and biodynamic vineyards. The label features a linden tree on it.  The name Lindquist is Swedish, and literally translates into linden or lime twig.

The linden tree, with its heart shaped leaves and fragrant flowers has long been valued for it’s healing properties and is considered sacred in some cultures. Indeed, every part of the linden tree has medicinal and healing properties.

We are happy to let you know we will be continuing with our wine club now known as the: “Lindquist Family & Verdad Wine Club”, and will have selections from Lindquist Family Wines, Verdad Wine Cellars and Sawyer Lindquist Wines. Our first shipment will be available for pick up the first week of March.

We have made some slight variations and the club will offer a three, six and twelve-bottle club. For our continuing club members in the four-bottle club you will now be a three-bottle member with the same tasting room privileges as before. As a valued club member; from time to time, you may see a Qupé library wine in the club shipment and hope to continue to offer a selection of Qupé wines in the tasting room.

Louisa and I are fully committed to continue producing delicious and balanced wines using traditional wine making techniques with minimal intervention. Our focus; as always, is to source fruit from some of the greatest vineyards on the Central Coast that farm Biodynamic, Organic and SIPS Certified Sustainable.

If you are interested in joining us on this new adventure and new wine club please reply to Treeva Silva, who will be managing the club at:


Bob & Louisa Lindquist

Editor's Note: The good news is that Bob and Louisa will keep the lease on their estate vineyard - the incredible Sawyer-Lindquist vineyard in Edna Valley.

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