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Dear Tablas Creek supporter,

It's veraison time, our marker for the winding down of summer and the beginning of our busy fall! We hope you have enjoyed a good summer season. Here in Paso Robles, we've had a high quality growing season so far and are excited for the 2019 vintage. But we have big news beyond that, including a milestone 30 years in the making. For details, read on.
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Veraison in Syrah

Vineyard Report: Veraison 2019 Suggests a mid-September Start to Harvest

This growing season has been cool. While in most years we would be posting about veraison in mid-to late-July, this year we didn't see any evidence of color until early August. And it's still barely started. But now, if you head to one of our Syrah blocks, you don't have to look too hard to find veraison.
Veraison is a physiological stage of grape evolution where the berry stops accumulating mass and starts accumulating sugar. More visibly, red grapes start their color change from green, while white grapes take on more of a yellow tint. What does our late varaison mean for 2019? Jason explores on the blog.
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Muscardin arrives at Tablas Creek, completing our Chateauneuf du Pape Collection

In July, we grafted 250 buds of Muscardin into the vineyard here at Tablas Creek. This is a major milestone for us, and for the American Rhone movement, as all 14 Chateauneuf-du-Pape grapes are now here in California.
Not sure what Muscardin is? We have you covered. Check out this blog post.
Not sure why it's a big deal? This article in the San Francisco Chronicle by Esther Mobley explains.
Read Article on Muscardin

August Featured Wine: 2018 Patelin de Tablas Rosé

We have a treat for our August monthly wine feature. The lively 2018 Patelin de Tablas Rosé, like most rosés from Provence, is based on the bright strawberry fruit and fresh acidity of Grenache, with additions of deeper red fruit and spice from Mourvèdre and Counoise. It tied for the highest rating the Wine Enthusiast has ever given a Central Coast rosé at 93 points. Vinous gave it 91 points, named it a Vinous Favorite, and called it "a balanced, concentrated Rosé that deftly marries power with elegance."
Until the end of the month, the wine (normally $25) is $22.50, and just $17.50 to VINsiders. Questions? Contact us at 805.237.1231 x236 or
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A lighter wine bottle revisited, 10 years and 1,370,000 pounds of glass later

Almost exactly nine years ago, we published a blog called Introducing a Greener Wine Bottle, in which Jason shared our decision to move our flagship wines from a heavier bottle to one of the lightest on the market.
This decision, driven by feedback from our customers, has had some major impacts, including more than a million pounds less of glass to manufacture, ship, and store.
Jason dove into the numbers on a recent blog.
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Fall 2019 Wine Club Shipments Announced

We couldn't be more excited about our 2019 fall VINsider Wine Club shipments! Based around the newest vintages of our flagship Esprit de Tablas and Esprit de Tablas Blanc, the Classic Shipment also includes two small-production blends and two varietal wines, including, for the first time in nine years, our 100% Mourvedre!
If you're not yet a wine club member, there is still time to sign up and get this shipment.
If you are a member, be sure to RSVP for the Fall Pickup Party on October 6th by emailing
Interested in details, including the all-reds and all-whites shipments? They are here. Tasting and production notes on all the wines are in this week's blog.
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New Releases: 2018 Viognier and Vin de Paille

2018 looks like a remarkable vintage. Some great whites have already been released, including small production releases of Clairette Blanche and Picardan, so be sure to scoop some up before they're gone.
Now, we are excited to announce the release of our 2018 Viognier! The Rhone's best-known white grape, Viognier thrives in cooler years like 2018. At $35 ($28 for VINsiders) it won't last long.
The 2018 Vin de Paille is our first release of this traditional dried-on-straw technique for producing dessert wines since 2012. Made from 100% Roussanne and lusciously sweet yet balanced by refreshing acidity, the wine is $65 and just $52 for VINsiders.
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Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend: Dinner, Tours, Music, and Barrel Tasting

October 18-20th, 10am-5pm

The Paso Robles Harvest Festival is coming soon! In our tasting room, we will debut our 2017 Esprit and 2017 Esprit Blanc all weekend.
On Friday, we'll host a dinner at the Cass House in Cayucos (limited seating; $150 per ticket; to reserve click here).
On Saturday, our winemakers will lead interactive cellar tours at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30 (limited to 25 guests per tour; reservations required; to reserve please email and we'll have Dave, Brian & The 40 Hour Work Week playing live music on our patio from noon to 3:00pm.
See Harvest Festival Details

Fall 2019 Events Around the Country

We'll be hosting tastings and wine dinners in places like Chicago, Santa Fe, Ojai, New York, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, Big Sur, Napa and Yosemite this fall. We'd love to raise a glass with you.
Three highlights, perhaps worth a trip:
  • We've been named honorary chair winery of the 2019 Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, September 25-28. In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we will present a retrospective seminar, as well as participate in a wine dinner and three different tastings.
  • We're proud to have been invited for the first time to the New York Wine Experience, October 17-18 in Manhattan. This is the Wine Spectator's premier annual showcase of their top wines and wineries.
  • We're excited to be going back to the Yosemite Vintners' Holidays, a celebration of California's wine heritage in one of the world's greatest natural settings. We're a part of Session VIII, December 4-5.
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A New Paso Robles Attraction - Sensorio 

We're always on the lookout for new, fun things to do here in Paso Robles. We definitely have one for you.
The Field of Light at Sensorio is an array of over 58,800 solar-powered LED spheres, stretching across the rolling landscape in an ever-changing display of color. You may have heard about it; it's been covered on CBS This Morning and Forbes, among others.
We've worked with Sensorio on a discount code to send to our fans. Just enter "TablasCreek" on every general admission ticket and "TablasCreekVIP" on every VIP Terrace ticket for a discount. We hope to see everyone in Paso Robles soon... and let us know what you think!
Explore Sensorio
And of course, if there's anything that we can do for you from here, please just ask.
Ian Consoli
Media and Marketing
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Phone: 805-237-1231 x238

9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: 805.237.1231

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