Au Bon Climat Open House
Twice yearly the Au Bon Climat Open House is held at the word-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard. This October it was the Annual Fall Open House with wines from Au Bon Climat, Qupe, Verdad, and Ethan. For a small cost you can try many exciting vintages and enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared by the Au Bon Climat winemaker himself, Jim Clendenen. This is an extremely special event since Au Bon Climat is not open to the public for tastings or tours. The Open House is a great opportunity for visitors to taste the wines and visit the winery. It is usually held in April and October, so don’t miss out on your chance to attend. What can be better than sipping fantastic wine with a sweeping view of the Bien Nacido Vineyard at this Winetastic event!
Au Bon Climat – winemaker Jim Clendenen
Qupe – winemaker Bob Lindquist
Verdad – winemaker Louisa Sawyer Lindquist
Ethan – winemaker Ethan Lindquist
Talented Ethan Lindquist shares his winemaking philosophy at the ‘Au Bon Climat / Qupe & Friends’ Annual Harvest Open House. He is a Second Generation Winemaker who focuses on creating small lots of premium wines from special single vineyard sites. Ethan believes in old world techniques and traditional methods of wine making. His father Robert Lindquist is one of the original Rhone Rangers and proprietor of the Qupe Winery.
2006 Ethan 60% Sangiovese 40% Syrah, Central Coast
Multiple Berry Fruits with a hint of Cherry and Blueberry, deep Spices and White Pepper.