Our Wines

Sweet Wines

In vintages which allow it, we produce small amounts of sweet wines using the vin de paille process.  This traditional technique begins with laying ripe (but not overripe) bunches of carefully hand-picked grapes on straw to dehydrate in the sun.  When the grapes have reached the desired concentration, they are moved to the cellar, pressed and fermented slowly in oak.  The result is sweet wines with richness, balance, and a freshness unusual among dessert wines. 

We make three different vin de paille-style wines.  Our Vin de Paille is a blend of four white Rhone grapes: Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Viognier.  Our 100% Roussanne Vin de Paille "Quintessence" is made from a single barrel of the most intense Roussanne.  And our 100% Mourvèdre Vin de Paille "Sacrérouge" is, we think, the only wine of its kind made anywhere in the world.

Events

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend

Join us in the tasting room all weekend for a first look at our flagship wines: 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc.
Friday night: Enjoy a four-course, four-wine dinner at  McPhee's Grill in Templeton. Seats at the dinner are $105/per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and reservations are essential. Details »
Saturday: join us in the cellar at Tablas Creek for a series of interactive demonstrations. Demonstrations will be ongoing from 10am - 3pm and are free to all guests. Details »


Tablas Creek News

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 »

Antonio Galloni 8/14: 30 Wines 90+

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 »


On the Tablas Blog

Veraison 2015 Suggests an Early September Start to Harvest

July 23, 2015
Although we've been distracted by the more unusual occurrence of last weekend's summer rainstorm, this week also has provided the annual milestone of veraison. Veraison marks the point where the grapes stop accumulating mass and start accumulating sugar (and, more noticeably, change color from green to red). It is one of the landmarks of the season, not least because it marks a point roughly six-weeks before the onset of harvest.  Read More »