Wines of Vision, Balance, and Character
"Since that first harvest in 1982, Mr. Clendenen has been the prime mover in putting the Santa Barbara region on the map as a source of fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…." Jay McInerney, The Wall Street Journal
Jim Clendenen, the "Mind Behind" Au Bon Climat, creates internationally acclaimed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of balance and intrigue. But there is life beyond ABC. Jim has other projects of passion that allow him to make artisan, small lots of distinctive wines from a wider spectrum of grape varietals under different brands.
• Sunday, Oct. 11th: Semi-Annual ABC-Qupe Winery Open House - The Ultimate Wine Tasting Experince!
Not usually open to the public, twice a year the winery in Santa Maria opens its doors in a grand way to the public. Taste and purchase over 70 wines, from back vintages to current releases, from a variety of labels including Au Bon Climat, Clendenen Family, Barham Mendelsohn, Qupe, Verdad, and more. Hot luncheon and wine glass inluded. Best deal in town! See Events for more details.