Mention Syrah and the name Qupé will soon come up. An original Rhône Ranger, veteran winemaker Bob Lindquist was one of the first to advocate American-made Syrah and other Rhône varietals such as Grenache, Roussanne, and Marsanne. He has been a leader in the movement producing world class editions since the early 1980s.
Qupé has been deemed one of the "Wineries of the Year" for Wine & Spirits Magazine, every year, since 1999. In March 2015, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rhone Rangers.