We know that shipping wine can add up, and we want to make it easier for you to enjoy our wines. So any order you place from now until 11:59pm on Sunday, May 1st, from a bottle of wine to two cases or more, will be shipped anywhere we ship for just $10! The more you order, the more you save, so use the opportunity to send wine to yourself, your family or your friends. And, as always, any order that includes six or more bottles of our Esprit de Tablas or Esprit de Tablas Blanc wines has shipping included.
The discounted shipping is applied automatically on our online order form.
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 »
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 »
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").
You can also read our week-by-week reports on the 2015 harvest in our Harvest Journal, read recent press we've received or our most recent newsletter, or browse an archive of past 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.
You're invited to join us for an Earth Day celebration Sunday, April 24 at Tablas Creek Vineyard. Visit the winery all weekend from 10am to 5pm and learn about our organic and Biodynamic viticulture and limestone soils. Taste the wines from the current VINsider Wine Club shipment, and see our biodynamic sheep, alpacas, donkeys and llama! Tours run daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also, enjoy the high-energy sounds of Bear Market Riot from noon to 3:00 PM on our terraced patio.
Any order you place through 11:59pm on Sunday, May 1st -- from a bottle of wine to two cases or more -- will be shipped anywhere we ship for just $10! The more you order, the more you save, so send wine to yourself, your family or your friends. Buy Wine »
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 »