Verdad Wine Cellars
Lindquist Family Wines
Sawyer Lindquist Wines
134 A W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Visit our Tasting Room in the Village of Arroyo Grande, California
Open Wednesday - Monday 12pm to 5pm. (Closed Tuesdays)
We are conveniently located in the charming village of Arroyo Grande next to Sidewalk Café. Our tasting flight is $18 and includes 5 wines.
Cheese plates available everyday $13 (serves two).
Custom Cheese are Charcuterie platters (4 to 6 people) available for pre-order 24 hours in advance and must be pre-paid. (805)270-4900.
Reservations are only required for parties of 5 or more. (805)270-4900
We provide curbside pick-up and local complimentary delivery from Santa Maria to San Luis Obispo.
We're following all health and safety protocols regarding Covid-19.
Bien Nacido Vineyard
First planted in 1973, the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard is located in the very best spot in the Santa Maria Valley AVA. The combination of site, climate, soil, and quality farming have elevated Bien Nacido to the highest ranks among the worlds best! It is also where the winery is located.
Located in the heart of the Los Olivos District AVA, this little gem of a vineyard was originally planted in 1971. The vineyard is named for Charlotte Young, the owner of the property, and Miguel Ibarra, the vineyard worker who planted the vines by hand and tended them until he retired in 2013. It has been farmed organically since 1999.
The winery, Clendenen Lindquist Vintners’ (CLV), was established at the Bien Nacido Vineyard in 1989. It is a partnership between longtime winemaking friends, Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat) and Bob Lindquist. A number of winemakers, including Louisa Sawyer Lindquist, make their wines here, using the best traditional equipment and barrels along with the outstanding CLV staff.
Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, also known as Slide Hill, is located in Edna Valley. The gravelly sandy loam soils have loads of marine fossils, Obispo Formation Mudstone, Monterery formation shale as well as an underlying volcanic influence due to the many dormant volcanic caps that dot the area. The vineyard is about 5.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Edna Valley has the longest grape growing season in California, yielding well balanced, fully flavored grapes with excellent structure. The vineyard is Demeter Certified Biodynamic.
Martian Ranch Vineyard
Martian Vineyard, located in the Alisos Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara County, is a biodynamically farmed vineyard. It has its own unique microclimate, typically 10 degrees cooler than the Santa Ynez Valley and 10 degrees warmer than Santa Maria, with warm days and very cold nights allowing the fruit from our vineyard to achieve incredible concentration and balance. The soil, called "moon dust" is well aerated and mainly comprised of shale-y clay loam. The vineyard is Demeter Certified Biodynamic.
Ampelos Vineyard is in the eastern end of the Santa Rita Hills AVA. Its a cool climate area perfect for growing Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier and Riesling. The vineyard gets the cool breeze from the Santa Rita Hills, the Santa Rosa Hills and the La Purisima Mountains. Its soils are tierra loam, tierra sandy loam and botella clay loam. The vineyard is Demeter Certified Biodynamic as well as certified organic.