Monday, April 15, 2013

Earth Day Open House (This Saturday) and Online $5 Shipping Sale at Qupe and Verdad All Month

The winery is here!

Qupe and Verdad are having an online shipping sale right now on all orders of 6 bottles or more - shipping is only $5!

Everything from Verdad is organic and/or biodynamically grown. Some of the Qupe wines (usually the costlier ones) are.

The Sawyer Lindquist vineyard wines are all certified biodynamic.
The Ibarra Young vineyard wines are certified organically grown.

For Verdad, I am a huge fan of their Albarino and their Rose. For Qupe, it's all about the Grenaches and Syrahs, for me. They also do great white Rhones (Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne).


Normally Qupe and Verdad (husband and wife wineries - he's a Syrah and Rhone master and she's queen of the Spanish varietals) allow visitors only to their tasting room in Los Olivos, a charming little town that's filled with wine tourists and tasteful tasting rooms.

But twice a year they have open house at their actual winery located near the legendary Bien Nacido vineyard in Santa Maria. (Near, not in.)

The site is about as amazing as it gets - this canyon reminds one of the great European valleys with its steep hillsides. It's famous for growing some of the best grapes in Santa Barbara County and California.

The open house sale is from 11-3 (wine club members admitted at 10:30 am). The event is $20 for the public, free to wine club members.

The new (organically grown) 2012 spring wines that will be released at the event include:

• 2012 Viognier - Ibarra Young Vineyard (organic)
• 2012 Viognier - Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard (biodynamic) - wine club members only

The telephone is 805-686 4200.

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