Qupe Logo

Quality, Character & Balance Cool since 1982

What We Do


Here at Qupé, our wines focus on quality, character, and balance. We specialize in Rhône-style wines from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, that is farmed sustainable, the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard in the Edna Valley, and the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos, farmed organically.

About Qupe

Qupé (pronounced kyoo-pay') is the Chumash Indian word for California poppy. The Chumash are native to California's Central Coast and Channel Islands; the California poppy is our state flower.

Online Store

All of our current releases are online including extremely limited editions available only at the winery. Don't be left out! Join our wine club online - benefits start immediately. Our store is secure for all purchases.

Tasting Room

A new tasting room location is coming soon!

Sawyer Lindquist Winery

Cool Climate

In contrast to the Old World, Qupé focuses on cool climate expressions of Rhône varietals due to a distinctive geographical feature that sets them apart from most other regions of California, as all vineyards are all located in East-West valleys (vs North-South) which function as open windows to the cool Pacific Ocean. These include Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Los Alamos Valley and Santa Rita Hills/Santa Ynez Valley.

Qupe Wine bottles on a wine barrel

About Our Wines

Qupé founder, Bob Lindquist, has been dedicated to crafting Rhone-style wines for decades and a founding member of the Rhone Rangers. The Rhone Rangers was founded in is America’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines. Many of the Qupé wines are traditional Rhone varietals, including our Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Roussane, Marsanne and others.