In their annual recap of California Rhones (subscription required), the Wine Spectator was pleased by what it found ("California Rhônes hit quality highs as styles coalesce around regions and grapes").
We were thrilled to see two of our whites tied for the highest score awarded within the category in the last year. The 93 received by our 2014 Roussanne, was the highest score ever given by Wine Spectator to the grape, while the 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc received an equal score, a "smart buy" designation, and the comments "This vibrant and mouthwatering white shows green apple, Meyer lemon and dried pineapple favors that are fresh and juicy". More recent press »
We were honored to learn that The Daily Meal placed Tablas Creek at #2 on its list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2016 among an impressive collection of iconic producers. They said "sustainable agriculture practices and traditional winemaking have established them as a role model for Rhône varietals [in California] and the wines are consistently excellent."
This January, we learned that the members of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance voted Tablas Creek Partner & General Manager Jason Haas the 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year for his "outstanding contributions toward the success of the Paso Robles wine industry". His father, Tablas Creek founder Robert Haas, wrote an appreciation on our blog.
Last April, The Rhone Rangers recognized Robert Haas with the Rhone Rangers Lifetime Achievement Award, given for services to the American Rhone movement. It's just the second-ever lifetime achievement award that the organization has given out. Details » Video tribute from other California icons »
You can also read our week-by-week reports on the 2016 harvest in our Harvest Journal, read recent press we've received or browse an archive of our newsletters. For the newest updates, visit the award-winning Tablas Creek Blog! Finally, we maintain a page on direct shipping news.
Join us! We are busy locally and around the country with seminars, tastings and wine dinners. Read about all of these on our upcoming events page.
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 »