News & Press

Dec 5th, 2017

14 SLO County wines that are perfect for a holiday party or gift

"Looking for some special bottles of wine for holiday celebrations and gifts?

There are plenty of great, local choices from small producers that will never make any national list, but if you’d like some guidance from leading wine publications, two just came out with their lists of the top wines of the year. And once again, San Luis Obispo County vintners made a strong showing.

Here are their top picks."

Nov 20th, 2017
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Patelin de Tablas Blanc: #26 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2017

We were excited to learn that our 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc was named #26 on Wine Spectator's "Top 100 wines of 2017". Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement.

We were equally excited to see the number of Paso Robles wines (6) and wines from Rhone varieties (19) on the list. Congratulations to everyone included.

Nov 7th, 2017
Josh Raynolds (Nov. 2017): 29 Wines 90+ Points

We were excited to read Josh Raynolds' annual reviews of our wines on, focusing on the 2015 and 2016 vintages. All 29 wines he tasted received 90+ points.  Highlights included the 2014 Panoplie (95 points), 2015 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (93 points), 2015 En Gobelet (94 points), 2015 Full Circle (93 points), 2015 Esprit de Tablas (93-94 points), and 2015 Panoplie (95-96 points).

We have compiled Josh's Tablas Creek reviews together here. You can read Josh's extended commentary on Paso Robles at

Nov 7th, 2017
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Holiday Gift Ideas from Tablas Creek

At Tablas Creek, we want to help you celebrate the holiday season in style. We have several ways in which you can give the gift of Tablas Creek, including five special holiday gift packages (on which we include no-charge shipping to any of the 41 states we can ship to), Tablas Creek gift cards, gift VINsider memberships and more.

If we receive your order by the close of business on Tuesday, December 19th, we should be able to get you your wine before Christmas.  Happy holidays!

Nov 4th, 2017
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The Underground Wine Letter: Tablas Creek Vineyard Fall Releases

We were excited to read six new reviews -- including some of the first of our 2015 Esprit de Tablas and 2015 Esprit de Tablas Blanc -- from the venerable Underground Wine Letter, an independent wine journal since 1979. All six wines were rated between "outstanding" and "extraordinary". From the introduction to the article

"Tablas Creek Vineyard consistently produces really amazing and well-priced wines that few other California wineries can match. The specialty is, of course, Rhone varietals and their wines are beautifully crafted and very food friendly."

Nov 1st, 2017
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Great Wines for Thanksgiving in Sunset Magazine

Our 2015 Cotes de Tablas was one of Sunset Magazine's recommended Thanksgiving wines this year. They called it "generous with textured layers of berry, cherry, mocha, and pepper" and "just the right kind of wild". Cheers!

Oct 19th, 2017
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Tablas Creek Vineyard Celebrates Biodynamic® Certification

We are proud to have received Biodynamic® certification from Demeter USA. This is the international farming community's highest level of sustainability certification. It begins with organic practices (Tablas Creek has been certified organic since 2003) and adds a holistic approach to building a dynamic, biodiverse, and healthy farm unit in which the signature of the place can show clearly. 

Demeter states that the goal of Biodynamic practices is "to create a farm system that is minimally dependent on imported materials, and instead meets its needs from the living dynamics of the farm itself.  It is the biodiversity of the farm, organized so that the waste of one part of the farm becomes the energy for another, that results in an increase in the farm’s capacity for self-renewal and ultimately makes the farm sustainable."

Practices that we incorporate at Tablas Creek include a mobile flock of 150+ sheep and alpacas to weed and fertilize the vineyard, interplantings of hundreds of fruit trees around and within the vineyards, compost made on site from prunings and grape must, applications of compost tea from the on-site compost, natural pest controls including 39 owl boxes around the vineyard and sections of native vegetation left to attract insects and predators, and our own hives of bees to support all these different plant species.

Oct 18th, 2017

Piedmont Post: "Tablas Creek -- America's best Rhone producer"

In his weekly column, wine writer Bill McNabb a.k.a Pierre du Mont highlights six new Tablas Creek releases: "In 1989 the Perrin family, owners of the famous Chateauneuf du Pape winery Chateau Beaucastel, and Robert Haas, an American wine importer, bought property on a limestone ridge near Paso Robles with a desire to make Rhone style wines in America. They brought grafts of the vines that made the great Beaucastel and began propagating them in a nursery near the winery. Today Tablas Creek is producing America’s finest Rhone style wines..."