Tablas Creek Vineyard is at its core the story of a friendship between two families that began in the 1960s. The Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands joined together to bring the vision of Tablas Creek Vineyard to life.
The two families first worked together as importer and producer, and it was their shared conviction that California was a perfect location for the varieties traditional the the southern Rhone that began their search for the location that would eventually become Tablas Creek. [...more history]
Together they apply generations of experience in France’s Rhone region and in the American fine wine market to the challenge of making fine Rhone-style wines in the Central Coast of California.
Join us for the Paso Robles Wine Community's biggest celebration! We'll pour Esprit de Beaucastel at Friday's Reserve Event and a range of new releases at Saturday's Grand Tasting. And all weekend we'll have special wines open at the winery and will be taking tours to visit our herd of sheep, alpacas and donkeys. Sunday 11am to 1:30pm enjoy Chef Jacob Lovejoy's small plates, free with a tasting. Details & more events »
In May, we're featuring our 2011 Cotes de Tablas Blanc at a 10% discount. In 2011, our Viognier crop was cut by 80% due to spring frost, leaving a tiny, intense yield of less than one-half a ton per acre. The resulting wine is rich and tropical, with stone fruits and honey, but at the same time firmly dry, with a very long, saline & mineral finish. Details »
May 15, 2013
Take a look at the seven-line entry of Frank Schoonmaker, America’s foremost wine expert and author in 1964, about terroir. His association, rather than the "somewhereness" the wine exhibits, is more of a taste of dirt, neither elegant nor elevated: "somewhat unpleasant, common, persistent”. My, how things have changed. More »