In Our Community

Tablas Creek is proud of its participation in the life of the Paso Robles Community and beyond.  Major organizations that we support include:

Must! Charities

Tablas Creek Vineyard joined dozens of wine industry and related local businesses as visionary partners of must! charities. We collaborate with these partners to amplify the effects of a single donation making significant, lasting change in our local community. must! charities is dedicated to improving the quality of life by offering hope, compassion, and resources to those in need. Instead of giving charitable "handouts", must! charities walks alongside other local organizations to create long-term, sustainable transformation within the region. Every year Tablas Creek Vineyard contributes to must! charities through a fundraising event: December Must! Month; we donate $1 for every bottle sold throughout the month. In total, Tablas Creek has donated over $31,000 from funds raised during must! month since 2012.

"We are honored to support must! Charities’ "real food for real kids" campaign.  must! has built a creative and powerful program for our community, and it was a treat to make our donation in person at the Boys & Girls Club, to spend time with the kids who are benefiting, and to see the practical impact of such a worthwhile program” - Jason Haas, Partner and General Manager of Tablas Creek Vineyard

Foundation for the Performing Arts Center

The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center supports our wonderful performance venue on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. The PAC provides our community the opportunity to attend performances of Broadway Theater, symphony orchestras, revues, stand-up comedy, and other live attractions. It also serves to give local groups a professional performance stage on which to show their talent. Tablas Creek is a founding member of the Winery Partners of the Foundation, a group now in its fourth year, which makes yearly substantial contributions in recognition of the importance of the venue to the county's cultural life and of the wineries in the county's economic vitality.

Paderewski Festival of Paso Robles

The Paderewski Festival of Paso Robles is a world-class musical event in Paso Robles celebrating the history, life and musical artistry of one of its most famous residents: Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Through the organization and promotion of events, performances and competitions, all of which are free of charge to the public, the Paderewski Festival seeks to encourage, motivate and recognize the achievements and the development of young piano performers, educate the public about the connection Paderewski had to Paso Robles, and expand the size, scope and quality of public performances for musicians on the Central Coast.

Festival Mozaic

Founded in 1971 as the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, Festival Mozaic is a celebration of five centuries of music held year-round in spectacular venues on California's picturesque Central Coast. From Bach and beyond to Mozart and more, our world-class Festival presents diverse programs and dynamic international artists in chamber music and orchestral concerts, early music ensembles, and unique performances that combine classical training with jazz and world music.

Central Coast Shakespeare Festival

The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival is committed to providing professional, entertaining productions of Shakespeare's work as well as other timeless and classical stories. It presents live outdoor Shakespeare and other classic plays at the River Oaks Amphitheater in Paso Robles.

Woods Humane Society

Wood Humane Society is a nonprofit, privately funded organization dedicated to the humane care of animals who are waiting for their forever homes. Each year, since its beginning in 2009, Tablas Creek has participated in the Wine 4 Paws event which raises funds for the animals at Woods.  To date, Tablas Creek has donated over $4,000 to Woods Humane Society.  Funds raised during the Wine 4 Paws event supports the placement, care and education programs at Woods.

Within the Wine Community

Our founder, Bob Haas, is a board member of the Paso Robles AVA Committee, the group that built the proposal to create 11 new sub-AVAs within the the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA).  This seven-year effort helps recognize the diversity of the amazing Paso Robles AVA, and will help consumers better understand the different growing conditions in our region.

Partner and General Manager Jason Haas serves on the board of directors of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the Rhone Rangers and is a past board member of the Family Winemakers of California.

We also join much of the California wine community in supporting the many charities funded by the Central Coast Wine Classic.

Events

2016 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience Sunday, February 14th

Tablas Creek will join the 50 members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers for the 2016 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience. This fun-filled and information-rich day will include a "Rhone Essentials" seminar moderated by Esther Mobley, Wine, Beer & Spirits Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a Vintners' Lunch, and the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Tablas Creek News

Wine Advocate: 15 Wines 90+ Points

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 »

2013 Esprit de Tablas Released!

Our flagship wines from the stellar 2013 vintage, the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, have been released. Our wines »

Anticipating El Niño (L.A. Times)

Tablas Creek's preparations for El Niño were featured in an L.A. Times front-page article Friday, November 27th. Read the article » More recent press »


On the Tablas Blog

A Valentine's Day truffle recipe... and a wine to drink them away

February 5, 2016
By: Suphada Rom
Prior to working at Tablas Creek, I spent three years working at a small French bistro that was adjacent to a chocolate shop, which was also conveniently co-owned by the owners of the restaurant (pommes frites…check! chocolates…check!). I was in heaven learning not only about our menu, but about the chocolates we produced. As I reflect on my time there, I realized wine and chocolate have really similar foundations. Read More »