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.
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 »
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 »
September 2, 2014
It often happens in harvest that you get your first burst of fruit and then enter a lull, where it seems like half your vineyard is sitting there almost-but-not-quite ready...That story ends today. Read More »