Direct Shipping News

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Direct wine shipping is growing, but also under constant attack.  States without reasonable direct shipping provisions restrict consumer access to thousands of wineries, nearly all of them small, and tens of thousands of wines with productions too small to make it into distribution.

For more information about the issue, or how to get involved in this and other direct shipping debates going on in states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona, visit www.freethegrapes.org.

Massachusetts to open to direct shipping January 1st, 2015!

We are thrilled that the great state of Massachusetts finally passed a workable direct-shipping law (thanks, in part, to former New England Patriots quarterback-turned-vintner Drew Bledsoe) and will go into effect January 1st, 2015. If you would like to receive notice as soon as we have the required shipping permits and can open our wine club to MA addresses, please join our mailing list

Montana Open; New Jersey Not Yet

We have received our shipping license for the great state of Montana!  Montanans can now order wine or sign up for VINsider Wine Club membership.

Unfortunately, New Jersey, whose legislature and governor passed a direct shipping bill in 2012, has created a licensing process that did not take into account partnerships like ours that include foreign owners, and we are in limbo without any immediate expectation of progress.  We are continuing to work on New Jersey; if you would like a note when we are able to ship there, please join our mailing list and you will be the first to hear.

Responsible Direct Shipping

We are working actively to increase the number of states we can ship wine to (and, by the same token open for our wine club). However, we are also committed to protecting our consumers from questionable or unscrupulous shipping practices. We only ship to states to which we are allowed by state law, and we mark our shipments clearly as wine. We use UPS and FedEx to ship our wine, and all shipments require an adult signature. If you live in a non-shipping state, we’re happy to help you find local retailers or wholesalers who carry our wine. Want help finding our wines? View our list of distributors, or contact us!

There are several states currently debating direct shipping. Interested in making a difference at the state level? Support Free the Grapes.

The current list of states to which we can ship wine is AK, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. Interested in knowing as soon as we can ship to you? Sign up for our mailing list!

Events

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend


Celebrate the 2014 Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend with us as we host a winemaker dinner, celebrate the release of the new 2012 Esprit de Tablas and conduct a series of interactive harvest deomnstrations at the winery.  Details »

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

On the Road: Innovative Spots for Food and Wine

September 26, 2014
by: Darren Delmore
Hopefully you're seeing more Tablas Creek in your necks of the woods than before...This year, I was struck by the number of amazing restaurants and wine bars I saw who aren't afraid of charting new and unusual paths. Read More »