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

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

Antonio Galloni 8/14: 30 Wines 90+

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 »

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

Are direct-to-consumer sales really failing to lift the wine industry?

August 18, 2014
Last month I was surprised to read a headline on the industry portal Wine Industry Network titled Direct to Consumer Sales Fails to Lift the Wine Industry. As a winery whose business model works only because of direct sales, I was curious to learn more... Read More »