I followed the instructions. Notes work in my vmware machine.
When I wine "c:\program files\lotus\notes\nlnotes.exe"
I get as far as connecting before it fails with a dialog:
File does not exist: mail6.ntf
Followed by a dialog:
File does not exist: pernames.ntf
It then dies.
I tried copying the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\Shared\*.ntf
to the same directory under .wine/c
but it didn't work.