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2963 Grand Avenue - Suite B
Los Olivos, CA 93441

Tasting:   Open 11 to 5pm
$10 tasting fee with free glass
10% off 6-11 bottles, 15% off case
  Biodynamic Farming
Price Range:   $20 to $100 per bottle
Established:   1982
Vineyards:   Santa Barbara County
  45,000 cases

Qupe Description

Qupé Wine Cellars is located on the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, California. Qupé shares a production facility with Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat, and together they have a production and sales support staff. To taste their wine visit their new tasting room on tasting room row in the pleasant wine town of Los Olivos.

Jim Adelman is the General Manager and also shares winemaking duties. Once a year, during harvest, visiting winemakers and wine professionals with various backgrounds (many from different states and countries) in the wine business come to work with Bob and Jim at the winery to share techniques and ideas.

Focusing on fruit grown in the Central Coast Appellation of California, Qupé produces Rhone varietals and Chardonnay. A majority of Qupé’s wines (about 50%) are made from grapes grown on the Bien Nacido Vineyard, where the Syrah and Chardonnay are planted and grown to Bob’s specifications. In addition to Bien Nacido, Qupé also farms (using organic practices) a 14 acre vineyard in Los Olivos called “Ibarra-Young Vineyard.”

The balance of the Qupé wines are made from grapes grown at various vineyards in the Central Coast appellation of California. Bob and his wife Louisa have recently purchased an 80 acre vineyard site in the Edna Valley which they began planting in the spring of 2005. This vineyard will be developed and farmed under the rigorous principles of Biodynamic Farming.

Qupe Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Storefront only
Dog Friendly
Pinot Noir
Sustainable Ag. practices
Organic Grapes
Gift Shop
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Qupe Reviews

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Lori Rose, Channel Islands Beach
Wine is okay but doesn't jump out, not special. Staff is nice but not welcoming or invitive. Spend too much time on one customer leaving others waiting. Need more staff? Clean.

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new guy in town
Margo, malibu
Great wine and finally a great place to taste it in Los Olivos. This was a fun stop and a great time to taste the Qupe Syrah and Chardonnay. I just love even pronouncing Qupe!

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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