Founded in 1989 and born of a friendship dating back to the 1960s, Tablas Creek Vineyard brings together two of the world’s leading winemaking families: the Perrins, proprietors of France’s revered Château de Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, southern Rhône Valley and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands, California.
A pioneer of California’s “Rhône Ranger” movement, the limestone-rich 120-acre estate is located in the heart of the Adelaida District, Paso Robles. Here, the two families have jointly created a Châteauneuf-du-Pape style vineyard from scratch on a site that is a close match to the Mediterranean climate and high pH soils of Château de Beaucastel. In 1990, they began the lengthy process of importing vine cuttings from the French estate, thus ensuring that the vines at Tablas Creek are of the same genetic source and the highest quality. After undergoing a USDA-mandated three-year quarantine, the first clones were released in 1992, with additional ones released over the next two decades.
Planet-friendly practices - modeled on those used for decades in France - have been the norm since the estate’s inception. Organic and biodynamic certified, Tablas Creek is also the first wine producer in the United States to have achieved Regenerative Organic certification, reflecting a commitment to soil health, carbon capture, water use reduction, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness.
Tablas Creek produces a range of outstanding Rhône-style blends and varietal wines, to worldwide acclaim.