VINsider News & Updates

New: Red-Only and White-Only Options

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 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 vinsider@tablascreek.com or 805.237.1231 x30.

Fall 2014 VINsider Shipment

We are excited for the Fall 2014 VINsider Club shipment, highlighted by the 2012 Esprit de Tablas and 2012 Esprit de Tablas Blanc.  The Classic Mix is below; for information on the red-only and white-only shipments, click here:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2012 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a sunny, graceful vintage; 92-94 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2012 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne; 91-94 Wine Advocate; 92-93 Tanzer's I.W.C.)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2012 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2012 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most important grape, elegant and juicy)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2013 (The zesty, mineral-laced bottling of Sardinia's best-known white grape, perfect for summer; 90 Wine Advocate)
  • We have complete tasting and production notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

The Fall 2014 shipment will ship out the week of September 22nd. Will-call members will be able to pick-up their shipments here at the winery beginning Friday, September 19th.

Now is the time to update your billing or shipping information to ensure on-time delivery of your shipment. You may use our VINsider Update Form, or contact us via email at vinsider@tablascreek.com or by phone at 805.237.1231 x30.

The shipment’s cost of $213.60, plus applicable shipping and taxes, reflects as always a 20% VINsider discount off the retail prices of the wines. 

Spring 2014 VINsider Shipment Tasting Party Sunday, April 13th

One benefit of the VINsider Wine Club is the opportunity, after each semi-annual shipment to taste the wines in the shipment, learn what new projects we've been working on, and spend some unhurried time with the Tablas Creek winemakers and management. On Sunday, April 13th we closed the tasting room to the public and dedicated it to our wine club members. VINsiders reserved a specific time slot (10:30am, 12noon, 1:30pm or 3pm) and we took each group through the results of the 2013 harvest, our thoughts on the warm, dry winter, our expanded Biodynamic efforts and a tasting of the wines in the spring VINsider shipment. We served a small dish to pair with the whites and another with the reds.

Attendees received a day-of-the-event only extra 5% discount on additional purchases of the wines in the shipment. These tastings are open to VINsider members only (complimentary) and their invited guests (up to 4 guests-$15/person).  Other upcoming events »

VINsider Wine Club Collector’s Edition for 2014

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 »

VINsiders interested in the Collector’s Edition for 2014 should upgrade their membership.  We hope to be able to add members in advance of the fall 2014 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:

Events

Cruise the Rhone with Tablas Creek

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 »

 


Tablas Creek News

Great press on Tablas Creek rosés

We are thrilled that both our 2013 Dianthus and 2013 Patelin de Tablas Rosé received 91 points from Wine Advocate, as well as recommendations from the Wine Spectator and from the New York Times. We expect both to be out of stock by August, so if you want some, act soon. Order » Browse recent press »

Montana opens to direct shipping

We have received our direct shipping license for the great state of Montana. Residents are now eligible to order wine or sign up for one of our wine clubs. More direct shipping news »


On the Tablas Blog

Tasting the wines in the fall 2014 VINsider Club shipment

July 15, 2014

Every six months, we send out a six-bottle shipment of wines to the members of our VINsider Wine Club. The fall shipment is highlighted by the newest vintages of our Esprit and Esprit BlancRead More »