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Aug 30th, 2021
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Wine Enthusiast: The Winemakers Who Believe Vineyard Sheep Provide ‘True Terroir’

Followers of Tablas Creek will know that we've used sheep for more than a decade, to graze our cover crop, fertilize naturally, and minimize what we need to bring in from outside the property.

In a new article for Wine Enthusiast, writer Kathleen Willcox puts the use of sheep in vineyards in context, speaking to our Shepherd Dane Jensen as well as proponents of their benefits on soil health and expression of terroir from Chene Bleu, Benziger, Bonterra, and Antiquum Farms.

Aug 30th, 2021
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Business Insider: How California Wineries Are Adapting Their Crops to Climate Change

In a new article for Business Insider, Amber Gibson dives into how wineries are changing their planting and viticulture to a warmer, dryer future. Our use of sheep for fire mitigation gets a nice mention.

Aug 27th, 2021
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Wine Enthusiast: Five New Tablas Creek Releases 92, 93 & 94 Points

We were excited to see five new reviews from the Wine Enthusiast of new Tablas Creek releases, which scored from 92 to 94 points. These included the 2019 Roussanne (92 points), the 2019 Patelin de Tablas and 2020 Patelin de Tablas Rose (both 93 points), and the 2019 Cotes de Tablas and 2020 Vermentino (both 94 points). The Patelin Rose, Cotes de Tablas, and Vermentino also received their coveted "Editors' Choice" designation.

Aug 12th, 2021
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New York Times: Tablas Creek's dry-farming success celebrated in "A Tale of Two Vineyards"

In the latest New York Times article by Eric Asimov, he focused on two wineries in Paso Robles that use dry-farming to mitigate climate change: AmByth Estate and Tablas Creek Vineyard. From the article:

Why is dry farming important? “For two reasons,” said Neil Collins, the executive winemaker and vineyard manager. “First, the fewer the inputs, the better to make wines of place, which is our goal. Second, because it’s more responsible.”
Aug 9th, 2021
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Tablas Creek in New York Times Wine School

Each week, New York Times Wine Editor Eric Asimov chooses a wine category and three suggested bottles that illustrate that category. Readers source the wines or similar ones and share their impressions in the comments. He then incorporates those comments and his own observations in an upcoming column.

We're excited that he chose "white blends" as the category this week... and that he picked our Patelin de Tablas Blanc as an example of the white Rhone-style blends we love so much.

Jul 23rd, 2021
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The Drinks Business: How a few changes to vineyard management could help save the planet

We were happy to be mentioned in this article highlighting the benefits of grazing in regenerative agriculture. From the article:

It’s been dubbed ‘regenerative viticulture’ and it can be practised under any farming regime to improve sub-surface microbial life, root health, and, crucially, capture carbon in large enough quantities to help offset emissions from other activities that consume this valuable element and release it as a ‘greenhouse gas’: CO2.
Jul 23rd, 2021
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Grape Collective: A Piece of the Rhône in Paso Robles: How Tablas Creek is Leading California’s Rhône Movement with Jason Haas

In an interview with Grape Collective's Hannah Staab, Proprietor Jason Haas discusses the relationship between the Perrins and Haas families, introducing lesser-known varieties to the American market, Regernerative Organic certification, and more.

Jul 7th, 2021
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Owen Bargreen: "the outstanding new wines by Tablas Creek."

We were excited to find six of our newest releases rated over 90 points by Owen Bargreen.

"I loved the new 2020 Tablas Creek ‘Patelin de Tablas’ Rose (OB, 90) which is such a fantastic deal with the complexity gained at this price point. One of the great California Rose wines I have had this year, the 2020 Tablas Creek ‘Dianthus’ Rose (OB, 92) is dense and chewy with awesome range and a seriously good texture. This is a Rose to buy by the case. Here are the outstanding new wines by Tablas Creek."