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Oct 6th, 2020
Underground Wine Letter

Underground WineLetter: Tablas Creek Vineyard 2020 Fall Releases

The venerable Underground Wine Letter reviewed six new Fall 2020 releases, including the our newest bottlings of our flagship 2018 Esprit de Tablas and 2018 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. From John Tilson's introduction:

These are wines that you do not want to miss. I have placed my order and I encourage all of you to do the same. Again, like I said earlier, these wines are terrific and represent real value. That is a WIN/WIN!
Oct 5th, 2020
Somm Tv With Claire Coppi

Patelin de Tablas Rosé on SommTV

It was fun to see Los Angeles-based sommelier Claire Coppi choose our 2019 Patelin de Tablas Rosé as one of three examples of the category to taste on SommTV!

Sep 18th, 2020
Tablas Creek Solar Array

Washington Post: The ROC certification could become the gold standard for wineries, and the earth

In this terrific article in the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explores the significance of the new Regenerative Organic Certification which we were the first winery to receive in August. He comes away as enthusiastic as we are. From his piece:

For consumers, the ROC logo on a wine label is “not going to tell you much about the wine, but it’s going to tell you a lot about the company,” says Haas of Tablas Creek. “It’s the most rigorous evaluation of farming and business practices that we’ve seen. It says this is a company that treats its people well and does what it can to be a part of the solution to challenges like climate change.”
Sep 17th, 2020
Wine Soundtrack Podcast

Jason Haas on Wine Soundtrack Podcast

Last fall, during Tablas Creek's 30th Anniversary celebrations, Jason Haas sat down with writer Allison Levine to record a podcast episode for Wine Soundtrack. They talk about growing up in the wine world, milestones for Tablas Creek, his proudest moment, which celebrity he most hopes to see drinking a bottle of Tablas, and lots more.

Sep 11th, 2020
Blending Team 2017 Vintage

Napa Valley Register: Blending, the artistic side of winemaking

In this feature in the Napa Valley Register, author Allen Balik dives into the diverse traditions of blending around the world, then uses a conversation with Proprietor Jason Haas as a starting point for an exploration of how we at Tablas Creek have applied those traditions to our unique situation here in Paso Robles. From his conclusion:

Thoughtful blending is much like assembling the many pieces of an intricate puzzle before expressing the final vision. Each piece has its place and, more importantly, must work in combination with all others to present the embodiment of a completed image.
Sep 8th, 2020
Flock Of Sheep In Tall Grass

KCBX: Tablas Creek first regenerative organic certified vineyard

We couldn't be prouder to be the world's first Regenerative Organic Certified vineyard. This piece by Angel Russell for KCBX-FM tells the story beautifully.

Sep 6th, 2020
Jason Haas In La Times

L.A. Times: How California Vintners Are Adapting to Climate Change

In his article "Fire, smoke, heat, drought — how climate change could spoil your next glass of California Cabernet" four-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist Steve Lopez speaks to our Jason Haas, the original Rhone Ranger Randall Grahm, and a handful of other pioneering California vintners about the challenges presented by climate change and how we are adapting to them. From the article:

You don’t have to cross an ocean to see what’s possible. I settled instead for a trip to Paso Robles.

Jason took me to the top of a hill at Tablas where Grenache and Syrah were planted about 15 years ago. They were spaced farther apart than is common, so roots have less competition for water. Haas keeps a herd of 200 sheep as farmhands. They weed the vineyard, their fertilizer helps the soil hold water, and their hooves cultivate rather than compact the earth.
Aug 17th, 2020
Regnerative Organic Certified Logo

Tablas Creek is the First Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) Winery in America

We could not be prouder to announce that the Regenerative Organic Alliance has awarded us Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) status. This means that we have been audited for our implementation of the highest standard of sustainable farming in soil health, carbon capture, biodiversity, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness.

Viticulturist Jordan Lonborg explains why this is such an important milestone in a recent blog:

Tablas Creek Vineyard has always been extremely proud of our organic and biodynamic certifications. That said, we have never felt that the certifications were ends in and of themselves. And there are pieces of both of those protocols that we think could be improved. Anyway, we farm the way we do because we feel that it is the right thing to do for the land and the people that work here. But this certification is different. It sends a powerful message to the wine industry, consumers, and our local community. It shows them that Tablas Creek is not willing to accept anything less than the very highest standard for our soils, our animals, and the welfare of the people who work here.