(805) 937-9801 4665 Santa Maria Mesa Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Qupé is dedicated to producing handcrafted Rhône varietals and Chardonnay from California’s Central Coast. We employ traditional winemaking techniques to make wines that are true to type and speak of their vineyard sources. Our goal is to make wines with impeccable balance that can be enjoyed in their youth, yet because of the good acidity from cool vineyard sites can also benefit from ageing. We are committed to sourcing grapes from some of the best and most prestigious vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Qupé Grenache Edna Valley Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard 2010


    2013 review- light and easy to drink with cranberry and cherry notes. Smooth. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Looking forward to it.I forgot a few domestics  - Drew makes a pretty good ... are a few that come to mind. Qupe, much as I like their Syrah, never quite hit it with Grenache. But others may feel differently.But it's a far more interesting grape as far as I'm concerned, than many others. It's not another PN, Cab or Merlot and that alone makes m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • OT - Viognier is one of those grapes that really tends to disappoint more than ... ... complexity or flavor. Qupe makes a decent one, but it's not extraordinary. Those from the N. Rhone are the standard for some people but I just think there are so many other white grapes that are better in the end. Blending it is a good idea IMO.I only had t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi

  • Hi everyone, This thread is dedicated to your thoughts about the wines of Lodi, more specifically for those who attend next week's virtual tasting. Here is a link to the virtual tasting page:http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/lodi-presents-1/The tasting will take place next Wednesday, June 3rd, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.         ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi

  • Qupe Syrah Central Coast 2012


    Nice balance of old world and new. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Well, we went to the symphony, last night:London Symphony OrchestraMichael ... ... Peggy) and a half-bottle of Qupe Syrah for me.  Nothing particularly special about either of these, but I do love half-bottles in restaurants. I happened to read the back label of the Syrah and learned something,  "Qupe" is the Chumash (natives of the Santa Ynez... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Which brings up the old line about Cali Syrah, "What's the difference ... token bottle is the generic Qupe, but it's usually there.  Other than that, yeah, it's grim.  But California supermarket wine selection, while limited, is better than the choices in supermarkets elsewhere.  Like Florida, where we used to go to see the relatives once a wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World's Next Biggest Wine...

  • Some interesting places listed here that seem worthy of exploring...Next "Biggest" Wine Regions Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World's Next Biggest Wine...

  • So (and with apologies to the OP) making this the thread about hillside herbal ... ... elsewhere to me about Qupe Central Coast syrah, Petrichor's mourvedre, Edmund St. John's wines, and Ehren Jordan's Failla. Why is it that it seems easier to pick up those herbs-and-spices notes in some French and Spanish wines? Assuming, as I do, it's winem... Read More

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