News and Press

Tablas Creek's Founding Families Honored

Decanter Magazine Names Jean-Pierre and Francois Perrin their 2014 Men of the Year

This September, Decanter Magazine honored Jean-Pierre and Francois Perrin, Founders and Partners at Tablas Creek, as their annual "Men of the Year" for their achievements in the Rhone, Provence and California.  Decanter praised them for having "dedicated themselves to elevating the reputation not only of the Perrin name, but of the Rhone and its grapes, around the world".  We join the wine community in saluting this remarkable family!

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 »

September Featured Wine: 2012 Cotes de Tablas

Each month, we taste through our current offerings and our library and select a wine to feature, based on the season and the wine's own inherent evolution.  We then offer this wine at a 10% discount, above and beyond any other discounts for club membership or case purchases.  This September's feature is our 2012 Cotes de Tablas. Based on Grenache from our best-ever Grenache vintage, it just received 92 points from Antonio Galloni, who called it “impeccably balanced and classy to the core.” Try it with this braised short ribs recipe.

Through the month of September, this wine (normally $35/bottle), is just $31.50/bottle, and $24.50/bottle to VINsiders. You can read more about this wine or order online.

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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.

Selected Recent Press

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Events

Cruise the Rhone with Tablas Creek

Join founders Robert and Barbara Haas and Winemaker Neil Collins on an intimate river cruise up the Rhone Valley from Avignon to Lyon August 2-9, 2015. Daily shore tours include a behind-the-scenes visit to Chateau de Beaucastel. Details »

 


Tablas Creek News

Antonio Galloni 8/14: 30 Wines 90+

We were thrilled to receive such good reviews from this notoriously tough grader, including 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 »

Montana opens to direct shipping

We have received our direct shipping license for the great state of Montana. Residents are now eligible to order wine or sign up for one of our wine clubs. Up next? Massachusetts, where shipping licenses will be issued starting January 1st! More direct shipping news »


On the Tablas Blog

Harvest 2014 at the Midway Point: Very Like 2013, which is a Good Thing

September 15, 2014
We finally feel like we're in the middle of harvest. Every day brings a mix of new fruit coming in, sample teams going out, both presses running...and even the first outline of our rosés taking shape. The harvest chalkboard is filling up! Read More »