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Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend

Mar 20th-22nd, 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Join our cellar and vineyard team for an exploration of the dry-farmed, head-trained vines of Tablas Creek. Learn the impact of farming without irrigation and taste a dry-farmed wine among the vines which produced it. Saturday only, at 10:30, 12:30 & 2:30 (Space is limited). Also on Saturday, enjoy live music on our patio from 12-3 with Denis Degher (Sleepy Guitar Johnson) and Casey Biggs (Paso Wine Man) with special guest Darrel Voss. Visit the winery all weekend (10am – 5pm) to taste a selection of new releases, learn about our organic viticulture, and meet our biodynamic sheep, llama, alpacas and donkeys!

Friday, March 20th and Sunday, March 22nd 10:00am - 5:00pm
All weekend, visit the winery 10am – 5pm to taste a selection of new releases, including our Rhone-style blends and Rhone varietal wines, and our newly-released 2014 dry rosé. Learn about our organic viticulture and our limestone soils, and meet our biodynamic sheep, llama, alpacas and donkeys! Or join us for a vineyard and cellar tour (free; daily at 10:30am and 2pm).

Spring 2015 VINsider Shipment Tasting Party

Apr 19th, 2015

One benefit of the VINsider Wine Club is the opportunity, after each semi-annual shipment to taste the wines in the shipment, learn what new projects we've been working on, and spend some unhurried time with the Tablas Creek winemakers and management. On Sunday, April 19th we close the tasting room to the public and dedicate it to our wine club members. VINsiders reserve a specific time slot (10:30am, 12noon, 1:30pm or 3pm) and we take each group through the results of the 2014 harvest, our Biodynamic efforts, and a tasting through the wines in the spring VINsider shipment. We serve a small dish to pair with the whites and another with the reds.

Attendees also receive a day-of-the-event only extra 5% discount on additional purchases of the wines in the shipment. These shipment tastings are open to VINsider members only (complimentary) and their invited guests (2 guest max-$15/person).

Wine 4 Paws- Benefiting Woods Humane Society

Apr 25th-26th, 2015

Tablas Creek is proud to join forces with Central Coast wineries the weekend of April 25 -26 as we raise funds for Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo - the 7th Annual Wine 4 Paws!
 
Enjoy our beautiful wine region while supporting a great cause.  Visit us for Wine 4 Paws weekend when we will donate  2% of sales AND $30 for each new VINsider Wine Club sign up to Woods Humane Society.

No advance tickets needed! Get a FREE map/passport in our Tasting Room during Wine 4 Paws, or print one off the Wine 4 Paws website. Get your passport stamped when you help generate a donation and you’ll be entered in the Wine 4 Paws raffle – simply turn your passport in to the last participating winery you visit during Wine 4 Paws. Visit  wine4paws.com for more info.
 

Blending Seminar

May 2nd, 2015 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hundreds of you have joined us for one of our annual blending seminars over the years. If you haven’t yet, let this be the year. Partner Jason Haas and winemaker Neil Collins will lead a barrel tasting of the individual varietals (both reds and whites), and will discuss how we turn roughly one hundred components into the blends and varieties we make each year. Then, you will be set loose with graduated cylinders to produce your own blends. This event is extremely popular and sells out quickly. The cost is $45 for VINsiders and $60 for guests (2 guest maximum). Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact us at events@tablascreek.com or 805.237.1231 x30.

Rhone River Cruise with Tablas Creek

Aug 2nd-9th, 2015

We’re excited to offer a return to the Mediterranean in the summer of 2015. Founders Robert and Barbara Haas will join Winemaker Neil Collins to lead the trip, this time on an intimate river cruise up the Rhone Valley from Avignon to Lyon aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ new ship, the SS Catherine. The daily shore tours include a behind-the-scenes visit to Chateau de Beaucastel culminating in a gourmet lunch prepared by Beaucastel’s Michelin-starred chef Laurent Deconick. We still have exclusive booking rights to this ship for a few more weeks, and hope we can have a 100% Tablas Creek group.  Cabins start at $4234 per person.  For all the details, and to book, visit our travel partners' Web site at foodandwinetrails.com/tablascreek2015 or call Food & Wine Trails at (800) 367-5348. We hope that you will join us!

Events

Vintage Paso Weekend 3/20-22

Even though we don’t produce Zinfandel, we’ll be celebrating Vintage Paso (formerly Zinfandel Festival) the weekend of March 20th. In celebration of California’s heritage grapes, we’ll focus on the dry-farmed, head-trained vines of Tablas Creek and lead short forays into the vineyard to discuss the impact of farming without irrigation. You’ll even get to taste the 2012 En Gobelet among the vines which produced it. Details & More Events »


Tablas Creek News

MA Shipping Permit Received!

We are thrilled to announce that we've received our shipping permit from the great state of Massachusetts. Residents of the Bay State can now order wine or become VINsider Wine Club members.  More shipping news »

Antonio Galloni 8/14: 30 Wines 90+

In August, Antonio Galloni published the results of his annual visit to Tablas Creek, and we were excited to receive such good reviews from this notoriously tough grader. Notes included the 2012 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (92 points; “impeccably refined”), 2011 Panoplie (94 points; "pure elegance"), 2012 Patelin de Tablas (90 points; “a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value”), and the 2012 Esprit de Tablas (93-95 points; "a fascinating Esprit to follow over the coming years"). Read the complete review » More recent press »


On the Tablas Blog

Photo Essay: Green, Green, Green

February 23, 2015
Normally, the sign at the edge of our head-trained Mourvedre vineyard just outside our tasting room is to protect people from a twisted ankle, should they stray off the tarmac. Now, we're worried we might lose them in the cover crop! Read More »