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

2016 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience Sunday, February 14th

Tablas Creek will join the 50 members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers for the 2016 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience. This fun-filled and information-rich day will include a "Rhone Essentials" seminar moderated by Esther Mobley, Wine, Beer & Spirits Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a Vintners' Lunch, and the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Tablas Creek News

Wine Advocate: 15 Wines 90+ Points

In Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 220) 15 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit de Tablas (93-96), 2013 Panoplie (94-96), and 2014 Panoplie (95-97). Read the review » More press »

2013 Esprit de Tablas Released!

Our flagship wines from the stellar 2013 vintage, the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, have been released. Our wines »

Anticipating El Niño (L.A. Times)

Tablas Creek's preparations for El Niño were featured in an L.A. Times front-page article Friday, November 27th. Read the article » More recent press »


On the Tablas Blog

A Valentine's Day truffle recipe... and a wine to drink them away

February 5, 2016
By: Suphada Rom
Prior to working at Tablas Creek, I spent three years working at a small French bistro that was adjacent to a chocolate shop, which was also conveniently co-owned by the owners of the restaurant (pommes frites…check! chocolates…check!). I was in heaven learning not only about our menu, but about the chocolates we produced. As I reflect on my time there, I realized wine and chocolate have really similar foundations. Read More »