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May 20th-22nd, 2016
We join the Paso Robles wine community at the Paso Robles Park Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st for its biggest celebration, pouring our 2011 Esprit de Tablas and Esprit de Tablas Blanc at the RESERVE event in the "Library" section on Friday afternoon from 4:00-6:30pm and a range of new releases at the Grand Tasting on Saturday from 12:00-4:00pm. For tickets and more information click here.
We are partnering with Bistro Laurent for a celebration of the spirit of Beaucastel. In over 4 courses, you’ll taste vintages new and old of Tablas Creek’s Esprit de Beaucastel and Esprit de Tablas wines, as well as a Chateau de Beaucastel red and white from Chateauneuf du Pape. 7:00pm. $130pp, all-inclusive, and limited to 40 seats. For reservations or more information, please contact Bistro Laurent at 805.226.8191
Whether you visit the park or not, don’t forget to come to the tasting room where we’ll have special wines open all weekend and will be taking tours out through our biodynamic vineyards to visit our herd of sheep, alpacas and donkeys daily at 10:30 and 2:00pm.
Finally, we invite you to come out to the vineyard on Sunday, for a tasting of our flagship wines paired with small “brunch style” bites prepared by Executive Chef, Jacob Lovejoy. These parings will be free to VINsiders, and included with a tasting fee for others. Food pairings will begin at 10am and last until we run out. Finally, enjoy live, upbeat music on our terraced patio by local band, Shawn Clark Family Band from noon until 3pm!
You're invited to join us for a weekend-long Wine Festival celebration Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd. Friday, we're pouring at the RESERVE event from 4:00-6:30 then hosting a winemaker dinner at Bistro Laurent with wines from Beaucastel and Tablas Creek at 7:00. On Saturday at the Paso Robles downtown park we'll be joining the Paso Robles wine community for the Grand Tasting from 12:00 to 4:00. Sunday at the vineyard we'll have "brunch style" bites starting at 10am and live music with Shawn Clark Family Band from 12:00-3pm.
We were proud to learn that Tablas Creek Partner/GM Jason Haas was voted by his peers the 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year. His father, our founder Robert Haas, wrote this appreciation on our blog.
In Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 220) 15 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit de Tablas (93-96), 2013 Panoplie (94-96), and 2014 Panoplie (95-97). Read the review » More press »
April 27, 2016
Think of each plant that's growing in a given plot of land as like a wick, with its roots delving into the soil for available moisture. If we had overabundant water, we might want to leave some surface weeds to keep levels more reasonable. Instead, in our California climate, eliminating competition from grasses and other surface plants is an essential part of our ability to dry farm. Tilling in the cover crop also allows the insects and microorganisms in the soil to start breaking down the surface biomass accumulated during the winter growth into nutrients that the vines will draw from in the coming months. Finally, the loosening of the soil creates an insulating layer at the surface that helps conserve the water deeper down. Read More »