Tablas Creek is proud of its participation in the life of the Paso Robles Community and beyond. Major organizations that we support include:
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 $24,000 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are proud to be pouring wine at the Cal Poly Center for Sustainability's "Taste of the Future" dinner, celebrating the Central Coast's food and farming and featuring chefs Julie Simon of Foremost, Eric Olson of Allegretto, and Shaun Behrens of Luna Red. Details & Tickets »
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 »
In August, Antonio Galloni published the results of his annual visit to Tablas Creek, and we were excited to receive such good reviews from this notoriously tough grader. Notes included 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 »
July 23, 2015
Although we've been distracted by the more unusual occurrence of last weekend's summer rainstorm, this week also has provided the annual milestone of veraison. Veraison marks the point where the grapes stop accumulating mass and start accumulating sugar (and, more noticeably, change color from green to red). It is one of the landmarks of the season, not least because it marks a point roughly six-weeks before the onset of harvest. Read More »