The first vintage for Verdad was 2000. Verdad makes a dry Grenache based Rosé, a Santa Ynez Valley Tempranillo as well as a Demeter certified biodynamic Albariño and Tempranillo from the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard. The total production is about 2750 cases. Verdad is devoted to making Spanish grape varietal wines that express true varietal character as well as the vineyard’s terroir. The grapes are sourced from organic and biodynamic vineyards and are minimally processed in the cellar. The philosophy behind the winemaking is to grow the best fruit possible, pick at optimum balance and let the wines reflect what the vineyards have created.
The wines are made at the Clendenen Lindquist Winery in Santa Maria, home to Lindquist Family Wines and Au Bon Climat Winery.
Lindquist Family Wines
Lindquist Family Wines focus on quality, character, and balance. Since 1982, Bob Lindquist has specialized in Rhône-style wines from Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, that is farmed sustainable, the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard in the Edna Valley, farmed biodynamically, and the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos, farmed organically. His exacting standards and never-resting-on-laurels attitude, creates wines that are continually cutting edge, and a benchmark other wineries aspire to be. On occasion Qupé library wines may be included in club shipments.