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Jan 14th, 2021
Wine Spectator 93 Patelin Blanc 2019 Value Of The Week

Wine Spectator: 2019 Patelin de Tablas Blanc 93 Points

We were excited to see our 2019 Patelin de Tablas Blanc receive a 93 point rating and be highlighted as the Wine Spectator's Value Pick of the Week for December 16, 2020. From the review:

Aromatic and complex, with a refreshing thread of acidity weaving in and out among orange blossom, almond cake and Fuji apple notes. Lemon zest and ruby grapefruit details linger on the long, expressive finish. Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and Clairette Blanche. Drink now. 2,380 cases made.
Jan 12th, 2021
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Viticulturist Jordan Lonborg on Ungrafted Podcast

Our Viticulturist Jordan Lonborg was recently a guest for an episode of the new podcast Ungrafted, hosted by Icy Liu. He speaks with Icy about our Regenerative Organic Certification, including its implications for climate change, tilling, carbon sequestration, cover crops, mob grazing, bees, compost and biochar, and animal and worker welfare.

Jan 5th, 2021
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Shepherd Nathan Stuart on The Organic Wine Podcast

Our Shepherd Nathan Stuart was recently a guest for an episode of the Organic Wine Podcast, hosted by Adam Huss. In it:

Nathan takes us back in time to when the buffalo roamed in immense herds, to understand how plants, soil, and animals all evolved symbiotically together. He tells about how we’ve now begun to integrate these principles into the best farming practices today to reduce carbon emissions, improve soil health, and save money, and he gives us a vision of the future in which vineyards are actually built to accommodate and maximize the presence and influence of animals.
Jan 5th, 2021
Robb Report Tablas Creek Grenache 2018 Bottle

Robb Report: How to Break Out of Your Wine Rut and Become a More Adventurous Drinker

In a new feature for the Robb Report, Consulting Wine & Spirits Editor Sara Schneider suggests several alternatives for wine lovers looking to broaden their horizons... including our Grenache for lovers of spicy Zinfandel.

Jan 2nd, 2021
Paso Press Tablas Creek First Winery Regenerative Organic

Tablas Creek Vineyard: First Winery in the World to Receive Regenerative Organic Certificate

We're thrilled to see the recognition in our home town Paso Robles Press of our being the world's first winery with Regenerative Organic Certification. From Mira Honeycutt's story:

Tablas Creek Vineyard understandably prides itself on the number of “firsts” achieved by the winery.

It is certainly the first — and only — winery to import all grape varieties that grow in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of France. Consequently, Tablas Creek is the first to establish a style of wine that hasn’t existed before in North America —namely Châteauneuf-du-Pape-style blends and single varietal wines.

But the winery’s latest “first” is truly a first among firsts. Tablas Creek Vineyard is the first winery in the world to receive the Regenerative Organic Certificate (ROC), a certification dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming, with an emphasis on climate change and reforming agriculture.
Dec 23rd, 2020
Shepherd Nathan Stuart Holding A Lamb

Wine Enthusiast features Tablas Creek in an article exploring the "Triple Bottom Line" of Profit, People, and Planet

In a new article for Wine Enthusiast, Contributing Editor Lauren Mowery explores the American wineries, breweries, and distilleries pursuing the "triple bottom line" of benefiting people, profit, and planet. Tablas Creek is one of the producers she features. From her piece:

In the alcohol industry, distinguishing green-washing and virtue signaling from meaningful action can be difficult. For one, environmental certifications can offer companies cover through trade-offs and accounting tricks, says Jason Haas, partner of Tablas Creek in Paso Robles.

Tablas Creek educates peers on dry and organic regenerative farming, critical techniques in a region with soil degradation and dwindling water supply. It hosts seminars at the winery, some in partnership with groups like Community Alliance with Family Farmers. The company has also donated more than $100,000 to charities, including local youth arts and sports programs.
Dec 18th, 2020
Dec 17th, 2020
Grace Mahary Wine Maxim

Tablas Creek in Maxim's Holiday Recommendations Courtesy of Grace Mahary

We're pretty sure this is our first appearance in Maxim. Big thanks to model-turned-sommelier Grace Mahary, who included our Esprit de Tablas in her list of holiday recommendations. Her description of the wine:

Complex, round, bold and delicious. I love to consider the wines of Tablas Creek to be a big California hug with elegant French perfume! This is a historical winery in Paso Robles that played a huge role in bringing Southern Rhône grape varietals like Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache over to America. If you can’t get your hands on their Esprit, try anything from them for a treat!