Our grapevine material has been selected by Château de Beaucastel and imported from France beginning in March of 1990. It has passed through a 3-year USDA certification program, and was certified virus free upon its release. Vines were subsequently propagated by us at Tablas Creek Vineyard.
In order to simulate the diversity of an established French vineyard, we imported multiple clones of our chosen varietals, where available, and we recommend that growers consider an selection of clones in their chosen varietals
Tablas Creek partners with NovaVine Nursery of Santa Rosa, California to enable customers to purchase grafted vines using Tablas Creek vinifera material. We offer for purchase a selection of TRUWOOD™ Vinifera budwood (subject to the availability of material) through NovaVine.
NovaVine was established in 1996 to fulfill the industry's need for high quality sources of both standard California selections and unique European clones. They use ecologically responsible growing practices, and produce vines of consistent high quality, health, and vigor.
For more information, visit them at www.novavine.com, or call them at 707-539-5678.
** In 2003, Tablas Creek brought the seven remaining Châteauneuf-du-Pape grapes into quarantine. These cuttings have been undergoing testing and certification at U.C. Davis. The first of these was released in 2010, and we expect to have the full collection available for propagation by 2016.
Even though we don’t produce Zinfandel, we’ll be celebrating Vintage Paso (formerly Zinfandel Festival) the weekend of March 20th. In celebration of California’s heritage grapes, we’ll focus on the dry-farmed, head-trained vines of Tablas Creek and lead short forays into the vineyard to discuss the impact of farming without irrigation. You’ll even get to taste the 2012 En Gobelet among the vines which produced it. Details & More Events »
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 »
March 1, 2015
It seems like progress in direct shipping goes in waves. There's a small flurry of movement, in states widely separated in geography and culture, and then a period when nothing much happens. Then, for whatever reason, progress starts back up. Read More »