VINsider News & Updates

Fall 2015 VINsider Shipment

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2015 VINsider Club shipment, highlighted by the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. It also includes a library release of the 2011 Esprit de Tablas and three small-production wines.  The Classic Mix is below; information on the red-only and white-only shipments is on our club shipments page.

Fall 2015 (Classic Mix):

  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2013 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a wonderful, low-yielding vintage; 92-94 Galloni, 92-94 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2011 (A library vintage of our flagship red blend that has been showing particularly well recently; 93 Wine Advocate, 93-95 Rhone Report, 93 Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2013 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne; 90-93 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2013 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 91-93 Galloni, "impresses for its pure power and intensity")
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2013 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most important grape, intense and juicy)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2014 (A varietal bottling of the white Rhone grape we introduced to California, zesty and mineral-laced)
  • We have complete tasting and production notes of all shipment wines on the Tablas Creek blog.

Shipments have already been sent out. If you need to your make any changes to your account: update a new shipping address (an adult signature is required) or a new credit card you can email your changes to, call us at 805.237.1231, or update your VINsider information online.

The shipment’s cost of $217.60, plus applicable shipping and taxes, reflects as always a 20% VINsider discount off the retail prices of the wines in the shipment. If you’ve requested to pick up your shipment here at the winery, it is available now.

Red-Only and White-Only Options

We are excited to 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 fall 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 or 805.237.1231 x30.

VINsider Wine Club Collector’s Edition for 2015

Collector’s Edition members have exclusive access to library vintages of Esprit de Beaucastel wines that we have aged in ideal conditions in our own cellars since the 2003 vintage. Members also receive an increased allocation of our newest Esprit wines. Collector's Edition details »

The Collector's Edition is full.  Members who were on the waiting list in 2014 should have received notice of whether they were upgraded or whether they remain on the waiting list.  VINsiders interested in the Collector’s Edition for 2015 should upgrade their membership.  We hope to be able to add members in advance of the fall 2015 shipment, and members will be added to the Collector's Edition in the order in which their requests are received. 

Other Wine Club-Related Information:


2014 Barrel Tasting and En Primeur Offering

On December 5th, all Tablas Creek wine club members are invited to join Tablas Creek's winemakers at one of two sessions (10:30am or 1:30pm) to taste the 2014 Esprit de Tablas and 2014 Panoplie from barrel, discuss the vintage, and enjoy a seasonal dish created to pair with the wines. The $30 cost to attend the event is refundable on any en primeur purchase.  Because of the limited space at this exclusive event, club members may bring no more than 2 guests. Details »

Whether or not they attend the tasting, members may order futures at an additional 5% off of the member club discount, typically 25%-30% off eventual release price. Members should look forward to receiving an invitation to the futures tasting and en primeur offering in the mail in early November. 

Tablas Creek News

Tablas Creek in The New York Times and Washington Post in August

We are pleased to have been included in recent articles in The New York Times (on creative responses to California's drought) and the Washington Post (on our 11 new AVA's) and to see the attention for Paso Robles. More recent press »

MA Shipping Permit Received!

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 »

On the Tablas Blog

In the spirit of a winemaker- Q & A with Assistant Winemaker Chelsea Franchi

November 21, 2015
by: Lauren Phelps
I recently sat down with Chelsea and asked her a few questions about her life, what brought her into the wine industry and how she became an essential member of the Tablas Creek family. Read More »