Tablas Creek Vineyard

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

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • 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 by reservation daily between 10am and 4pm on our tasting patio. These are limited to groups of 6 or fewer, with plenty of distance between tables and limited overall capacity. Choose from classic (mixed), all-red, and all-white tastings of our Rhone-style blends and varietal wines. Because of our limited capacity, we suggest that you book your reservations, particularly for weekend visits, well in advance.
  • Vineyard Details
    • 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.
    • First Date Planted: 1992
    • Last Date Planted: 2019
    • Soil Types: calcareous limestone
    • Harvest Method: hand harvested
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Mourvèdre | 27.4 acres

    • Grenache Noir | 17.2 acres

    • Syrah Noir | 14.8 acres

    • Counoise | 6.6 acres

    • Tannat | 3.6 acres

    • Cinsault | .8 acres

    • Pinot Noir | 2.6 acres

    • Roussanne | 13.5 acres

    • Grenache Blanc | 6.5 acres

    • Viognier | 5.8 acres

    • Viognier | 2.1 acres

    • Vermentino | 3.3 acres

    • Vermentino | 1.4 acres

    • Other | 3.7 acres