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Jun 1st, 2023
Jason Haas in the Tribune

The Tribune: From flooding to drought, here’s how SLO County winemakers are adapting to climate change

Joana Tavares and Mackenzie Shuman highlight Tablas Creek's regenerative vineyard practices as a solution in the third installment of a four-part series exploring how climate change may reshape life in San Luis Obispo County over the next 10 to 50 years. From the article:

We see the benefits of that healthier soil in the grapevine’s resistance to things like droughts and heat spikes and extreme weather events,” Haas said, “and we’ve seen it translate into the grapes that we’re picking, in the wines that we’re making.” Haas noted that by using these methods, he has been able to triple the organic material content in his vineyard’s soil over the past several years from 2% to about 6%. Generally, the more organic material in soil, the healthier it is.
May 31st, 2023
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Decanter: Picpoul makes a splash in America

In a new article from Decanter regarding Picpoul's growing popularity among American winemakers and consumers, Tablas Creek is highlighted for introducing the variety to the United States. From the article:

‘Its ability to retain acids in a warm climate like ours is invaluable and in sync with the broader move in the market toward whites with more freshness and higher acids,’ emphasizes Haas. He adds that the main issue that the Picquepol grape faces is late ripening in France which isn’t a hurdle in California.'
May 26th, 2023
Tim Atkin Podcast

Jason Haas on Tim Atkin MW's Cork Talk Podcast

In a new episode of his podcast Cork Talk, Master of Wine Tim Atkin speaks with our Jason Haas about his personal journey to Tablas Creek, our work pioneering regenerative farming, the development of the Rhone Rangers movement, his excitement about Vaccarese, and lots more.

May 23rd, 2023
Eric Guido Vinous Image (May 2023): 29 Wines up to 98 Points

We were excited to read Eric Guido's annual reviews of our wines on, focusing on the 2021 vintage and a selection from 2022. All 29 wines received 90+ points, with scores as high as 96-98.

Highlights from current releases included the 2021 Cotes de Tablas (93 points), 2021 Counoise (93 points), and 2022 Dianthus (92 points). Upcoming releases included 2021 Esprit de Tablas (95-97 points), 2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (94 points), 2021 Le Complice (94-96 points), and 2021 Panoplie (96-98 points).

You can read his extended article "Paso Robles: Boundless Diversity" at (Subscription required)

May 8th, 2023
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Bloomberg: The Buzziest California Wine Region Isn’t Napa or Sonoma

In a new piece by writer Elin McCoy, Bloomberg declares Paso Robles as "the state’s new winemaking hot spot."

In the article she highlights our 2019 Esprit de Tablas Blanc

Tablas Creek’s reds and whites just keep getting better. Paso’s whites are underrated, and one of my favorites is this winery’s signature white. Powerful and rich, it boasts tropical fruit flavors and a gorgeous silky texture.
May 5th, 2023
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Decanter on Tablas Creek: "A singular range of Rhone-style varietal wines and blends"

In a lovely new feature article by Sara Schneider, Decanter Magazine dives into the history, impact, and current state of Tablas Creek. From Sara's conclusion:

Tablas Creek ( is the first name in the sentence, the first search on the wine list, when it comes to domestic Rhône blends -- and now rare, single-variety bottlings. A quarter of a century on, wine styles hover between New World and OId. They've introduced a generation of wine lovers to the earthy beauty of wines that revel in California's unique climate and geology. Wines with a distinct not to the inspiration and character of their Châteauneuf archetypes.
Apr 25th, 2023
Paso Wine Blog Chillable Reds

2021 Counoise on the Paso Wine Blog

We were happy to see our 2021 Counoise make Paso Wine's list of "Chillable Red Wines to Beat the Heat". We couldn't agree more!

Apr 18th, 2023
Tasting Table Organic Wines

Tasting Table: 17 Best Organic Wines For Earth Day

In a new article for the Tasting Table, journalist Haley Hamilton Cogill features our 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc in her exploration of the growing international world of organic wines. From her introduction:

Besides avoiding environmental and health concerns, organic wines authentically reflect the terroir where grapes are grown. The wines showcase the land, unaltered by inorganic additives that mask the natural flavors. With that in mind, we planned ahead this Earth Day by taste-testing some of the best organic wines and speaking with several producers adhering to organic practices.

Her description of the Esprit Blanc is one focused, expressive, and to the point:

Luscious and elegant, the wine layers succulent stone fruit flavors of peach and nectarine with wildflowers, honeycomb, and cream.
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