The VINsider wine club is an opportunity to join the Tablas Creek family. Every six months, members receive a six-bottle shipment of wines chosen by our winemakers. Selections include pre-release specials, members-only cuvées, and unique single-varietal bottlings.
Wine club members receive a 20% discount on all wine and merchandise purchases (25% on wine orders of 12 bottles or more), the opportunity to order futures on the Esprit de Beaucastel and Panoplie, and priority invitations to and discounts on winemaker dinners, educational seminars, and special events.
We also encourage you to learn about the VINsider Wine Club Collector’s Edition, which provides members with access to our flagship Esprit de Beaucastel wines that we've aged in our cellars since 2003. Questions? Email our wine club team at email@example.com.
We are excited to now offer, in addition to our classic mix of red and white wines (and the occasional dry rosé) in each shipment, options for VINsider club members who prefer red-only and white-only shipments. Like our classic mix, the red-only and white-only options are selected from small-production lots, special blends, and sneak previews. Current VINsider Club members can select red-only or white-only options on the VINsider Update Form, and prospective new members can choose their preferred color mix when they register on the VINsider Sign-Up Form.
Please note that due to the limited supplies of our library wines, we cannot offer red-only or white-only options for our Collector's Edition shipments, although Collector's Edition members are welcome to choose red-only or white-only for their spring shipments.
If you have any questions about our different color mix options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.237.1231 x30.
We are pleased to offer a complimentary service for our wine club members. Many of you know our associate Joelle Cliff from her great work in the tasting room. She grew up in France and has traveled extensively; we are excited to announce that she has put her experience at the service of all of you as our new Wine Club Concierge. For advice and reservation help with a visit to Paris, the various wine regions of France, or your next visit to the California Central Coast, contact us at email@example.com and look forward to a detailed response from Joelle. For more information on Joelle’s background and the other services she offers, visit her website: terroirstravels.com
Need to update your membership information on file for the VINsider Wine Club? Please fill out the update form. If you don't remember your VINsider number, just enter "don't remember" into the appropriate field and update any information that may have changed.
Already a VINsider? Visit the VINsider News Page for recent developments, shipment dates, member events, will call information, and incentive programs. You can always order wine from the online order form, and your VINsider discount will be automatically applied.
Since 2007, we have made our En Gobelet exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks. The results have been so compelling that we're planning to plant our entire new parcel -- all 55 acres -- in this style over the coming decade. Join us for this vertical tasting of every vintage of En Gobelet, from the 2007 to the newly-blended 2014. We'll also offer, before the tasting, an optional hike led by Viticulturist Levi Glenn through the rugged Scruffy Hill block from which we source most of the wine, and finish with a picnic lunch on our patio. $60 for wine club members and $75 for guests. Reservations are essential; we expect this to sell out. To reserve, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 805.237.1231 ext 30. 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 »
May 26, 2015
I was struck by a quote from Tegan Passalaqua, the winemaker at Turley, in a recent article on JancisRobinson.com. In an interview with Alder Yarrow, Tegan said "In a Mediterranean climate like we have, vertical shoot positioning and 3 by 6 vineyard spacing is basically farming hydroponically".
Hydroponic farming, with its overtones of bland supermarket tomatoes, seems an unlikely candidate to provide the intensity and ripeness that a winemaker would expect from California. But in its essence, that the farmer is providing everything that a plant needs to bear fruit, I don't think he's far off. It's worth taking a few moments to understand how grapevines came to be so widely irrigated in California. Read More »