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.
Tablas Creek Vineyard is certified organic and Biodyanamic. The sixteen Rhone grape varieties we plant are largely dry-farmed, and traditional techniques include interplanting with fruit trees, composting, cover cropping, and an on-site mixed flock of sheep, alpacas, and donkeys who control weeds and fertilize naturally.