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Bob Lindquist

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BONNY DOON VINEYARD WINE AND FOOD DINNERS

  Two years in the planning, two dinners featuring a wide variety of Bonny Doon Vineyard wines back to 1985 (the winery was founded in 1983) were held in September of last year. The first dinner was at our home and the second dinner was at the home of my friend Richard Banks. The wines […]

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VISIT TO AU BON CLIMAT & QUPÉ AND A GREAT UPCOMING WINE & FOOD EVENT

   Mind Behind Recently I visited Jim Clendenen, the founder and owner of Au Bon Climat aka “Mind Behind,” and his crew at Au Bon Climat & Qupé winery which is also affectionately referred to as “The Shed.” Accompanying me was Craig Olson, the President and CEO of Hillside House. Founded in 1945, Hillside House is a […]

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AU BON CLIMAT & QUPÉ

GREAT WINES IN THE SHED FOR OVER 20 YEARS! Last year, along with my long time friend and contributing editor Ed Lazarus, I visited Au Bon Climat, Qupé, and Chanin at the winery facility in Santa Maria. Au Bon Climat and Qupé are now pioneer winemakers in the area and start up Chanin Winery had […]

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MORE NEW WINES TO FALL INTO

I have written several articles featuring the great red and white wines of Argentina, Malbec and Torrontes. Both of these represent some of the greatest wine bargains in the world. (To see my latest article click here) Below is a note on two recently arrived Torrontes. They are terrific wines and great values.

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THE HOLY TRINITY OF WINERIES

THE HOLY TRINITY OF WINERIES INTRODUCTION These three wineries are housed in one facility in Santa Maria. Au Bon Climat Winery (which means “a well exposed vineyard”) was founded in 1982 by Jim Clendenen and Adam Tolmach. Qupé Winery was also started in 1982 by Bob Lindquist. Chanin Wine Company was started in 2007 by […]

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