News and Press

Tablas Creek Vineyard named #1 Winery in the Daily Meal's 2015 list of America's Best Wineries

We were honored and humbled to learn that The Daily Meal placed Tablas Creek at #1 on its list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2015 among an impressive collection of exemplary producers. They called us "a leader in the use of Rhône varietals in the Paso Robles region, a leader in the fight for approval of 11 sub-districts in the area, and a leader in advancing sustainable and biodynamic vineyard practices".  Wineries were selected based on input from a panel of sommeliers, wine writers, chefs and restaurateurs for "what gets put into the bottle" but also considering factors such as innovation, leadership in their region, and value. Full list of recent press »

Rhone Rangers Honor Robert Haas with Lifetime Achievement Award

In April, The Rhone Rangers recognized Tablas Creek founder Robert Haas with the 2014 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 »

The awards ceremony featured a wonderful tribute video with reflections on Haas's career from California icons like Paul Draper, Josh Jensen, Gary Eberle and Bob Lindquist. You can watch the video on YouTube »

Great Reviews from Vinous and Wine Advocate

We were thrilled to receive such good reviews and comments from both Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media.  Jeb Dunnuck, writing in the Wine Advocate, commented that “the 2013s are superb, and the 2014s look even better”.  Josh Raynolds, writing in Vinous, gave 25 different wines 90+ ratings, including the 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (91 points; “Smooth...focused”),  2013 En Gobelet (92 points; “shows excellent focus and persistence”), and the 2013 Esprit de Tablas (93 points; "concentrated” with a “strikingly long finish"). 

Read the complete reviews: Vinous »  Wine Advocate »

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Selected Recent Press

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2014 Barrel Tasting and En Primeur Offering

On December 5th, all Tablas Creek wine club members are invited to join Tablas Creek's winemakers at one of two sessions (10:30am or 1:30pm) to taste the 2014 Esprit de Tablas and 2014 Panoplie from barrel, discuss the vintage, and enjoy a seasonal dish created to pair with the wines. The $30 cost to attend the event is refundable on any en primeur purchase.  Because of the limited space at this exclusive event, club members may bring no more than 2 guests. Details »

Whether or not they attend the tasting, members may order futures at an additional 5% off of the member club discount, typically 25%-30% off eventual release price. Members should look forward to receiving an invitation to the futures tasting and en primeur offering in the mail in early November. 

Tablas Creek News

Tablas Creek in The New York Times and Washington Post in August

We are pleased to have been included in recent articles in The New York Times (on creative responses to California's drought) and the Washington Post (on our 11 new AVA's) and to see the attention for Paso Robles. More recent press »

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 »

On the Tablas Blog

In the spirit of a winemaker- Q & A with Assistant Winemaker Chelsea Franchi

November 21, 2015
by: Lauren Phelps
I recently sat down with Chelsea and asked her a few questions about her life, what brought her into the wine industry and how she became an essential member of the Tablas Creek family. Read More »