Tablas Creek Vineyard

Tablas Creek is a Regenerative Organic Certified™ pioneer of California's Rhone movement.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Tablas Creek Vineyard is a pioneer of California’s Rhone movement, and the first Regenerative Organic Certified vineyard in the world.

    In 1989, after a decades-long friendship, the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands founded Tablas Creek in the calcareous Adelaida District of Paso Robles, chosen for its similarities to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Vine material, including new clones of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Viognier, Picpoul Blanc, Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, and Counoise, was imported from Beaucastel. Cuttings were made available to the wine community, which helped kick off the modern "Rhone Ranger" movement.

    Tablas Creek’s certified organic and Biodynamic vineyards are fertilized by a mobile herd of sheep and alpacas, while soils are built naturally by composting and cover crops. We received the wine world's first Regenerative Organic Certification in 2020, which certifies our commitment to soil health, carbon capture, water use reduction, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness.

    We offer seated flight tastings daily between 10am and 4pm. Choose from a private table on our patio or bar seats in our tasting room, and from classic (mixed), all-red, and all-white flight tastings of our Rhone-style blends and varietal wines. We encourage guests to make tasting appointments in advance, particularly weekends in the spring and fall. In slower times and mid-week we are happy to take walk-ins and usually have space.
  • Vineyard Details
    • Tablas Creek Vineyard is Regenerative Organic Certified, Biodynamic, and largely dry-farmed using traditional techniques including interplanting with fruit trees, composting, cover cropping, and an on-site mixed flock of sheep, alpacas, and donkeys who control weeds and fertilize naturally.
    • First Date Planted: 1992
    • Last Date Planted: 2023
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: 50% Irrigated, 50% Dry-Farmed
    • Soil Types: calcareous limestone
    • Harvest Method: hand harvested
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Mourvèdre | 33.9 acres

    • Grenache Noir | 26.7 acres

    • Syrah Noir | 15.4 acres

    • Counoise | 8.2 acres

    • Cinsault | .8 acres

    • Tannat | 3.6 acres

    • Pinot Noir | 2.4 acres

    • Roussanne | 21.2 acres

    • Grenache Blanc | 5.4 acres

    • Viognier | 5.8 acres

    • Marsanne | 2.1 acres

    • Picpoul Blanc | 6 acres

    • Vermentino | 4.9 acres

    • Other | 6 acres

  • Press & Accolades

    Press

    • Jan 2023 | The California storms were great for wine
    • Jan 2023 | ‘Rain is our friend’: Vineyards among the few industries benefiting from the recent California deluge
    • Jan 2023 | Winemakers Champion the Next ‘Perfect Grape’ for Climate Change
    • Jan 2023 | Stressed Out Vines Could Make for Happier Drinkers, According to Science
    • Nov 2022 | Tablas Creek Levels Up Organic Practices to Regenerative
    • Oct 2022 | How regenerative farming could help the Paso Robles wine industry reach sustainability
    • Oct 2022 | Thinking inside the box
    • Sep 2022 | How the Diversity of Grapes Sets Paso Robles Apart
    • Sep 2022 | A legend in sustainable winemaking
    • Sep 2022 | The Ark of Tablas Creek
    • Aug 2022 | Regenerative Viticulture: Building a Better Ecosystem for a Better Planet and Better Wine
    • Aug 2022 | New York Times: The Problem with Wine Bottles
    • Jul 2022 | Emerging whites of Paso Robles
    • Apr 2022 | 6 Eco-Friendly Wineries to Shop From This Earth Day
    • Apr 2022 | Through the Pass of the Oaks
    • Feb 2022 | Can Fine Wine Come in a Box? This Vineyard Is Betting on It
    • Feb 2022 | Local vintners rack up awards and help establish Paso as the capital of American Rhones
    • Feb 2022 | How Producers Are Making Climate-Friendly Winemaking a Reality
    • Jan 2022 | Tablas Creek — America’s Finest Producer of Rhone Wines
    • Dec 2021 | Why I chose ‘Regenerative Organic Certified’

    Accolades

    • Green Emblem, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Nov 2022, Green Emblem
    • 2020 Mourvedre, VinePair, Nov 2022, #2 of 50 Best Wines of 2022
    • 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, Gayot, Nov 2022, 13 Best Thanksgiving Wines of 2022
    • Tablas Creek Vineyard, VinePair, Oct 2022, 2022 Winemaking Team of the Year
    • Tablas Creek Vineyard, Wine Enthusiast, Sep 2022, Wine Star Award Nominee for Innovator of the Year
    • 2021 Cotes de Tablas Blanc, Food & Wine Magazine, Sep 2022, 1 of 19 Of the Best Sustainably Farmed Wines to Drink Now
    • Tablas Creek Vineyard, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug 2022, Top 100 Winery of 2022
    • Proprietor Jason Haas, Food & Wine, Mar 2022, Food & Wine Magazine Drinks Innovators of the Year: Jason Haas