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Aug 27th, 2017 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
One of the highlights of our year is the day when we get together with our winemaking team to taste back through all the back vintages of the red Esprit de Beaucastel/Tablas. (We’ve written up the results of these tastings for our blog four times, most recently in 2014, but also in 2010, in 2009, and in 2006.) We are excited to open up this opportunity to our fans. We will taste eight vintages of Esprit de Beaucastel and Esprit de Tablas, from our first-ever 2000 to our newly-bottled 2015, and discuss the wine's development over time. We'll conclude the event with a lunch, during which we'll share another recent Esprit vintage.
Seats at this unique opportunity are $80 for VINsiders and $105 for guests, and the event will be limited to 75 people. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please contact us to get on a waiting list at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.237.1231 x236.
Oct 8th, 2017 - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
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, October 8nd 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 will take each group through the progress of the 2017 harvest, look back with a little perspective on 2016 and 2015, and present a guided tasting through the wines in the fall VINsider shipment. We will serve small bites to pair with the wines.
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 (4 guest max-$15/person).
Oct 20th-22nd, 2017
Oct 20th-22nd, 2017
Celebrate Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend with Tablas Creek. Join us in the tasting room all weekend for a first look at our flagship wines from the 2015 vintage: 2015 Esprit de Tablas and 2015 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. We will also of course have open a range of small-production treats. If you’re interested in an in-depth exploration of the property, tours will run daily at 10:30am and 2:00pm (except Saturday *see below*) and reservations are recommended.
On Saturday, join us in the cellar at Tablas Creek for a series of interactive harvest cellar tours throughout the day, led by our Winemakers. Guests on these tours will sample wines in various stages of the winemaking process and learn about the 2017 harvest and winemaking at Tablas Creek. Tours will be offered 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30, are limited to 20 guests per tour, and are free to all guests. Reservations are highly recommended. Also, we’ll have live music by the incredibly talented Noach Tangeras band playing Americana style folk tunes from noon to 3:00pm.
In Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Sept. 2016) 28 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit Blanc (93), 2013 Panoplie (95), 2014 Patelin de Tablas (91) and 2014 En Gobelet (93). Read the review » More press »
July 30, 2017
Wednesday morning, we bottled our tiny (70 case) production of Picardan. What's the big deal? Well, this grape is one of the rarest in the world, with a total footprint of only a couple of acres. And this bottling is likely the first 100% Picardan -- made anywhere -- in a century or more, given its general application as a blending grape. It's so rare that we're working really without a road map; even our Perrin partners don't vinify it on its own. If that's not enough to get a Rhone geek like me excited, I don't know what is. Read More »