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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Friday, April 22 2022

Tablas Creek Vineyard

By: Anthony Gismondi
With second generation Jason Haas.

Tablas Creek was developed by two families, the Perrin family, the proprietors of Château de Beaucastel, and the Haas family.

The vision and belief were, that the Rhône varieties grown at Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-pape could thrive in California, which has a similar Mediterranean climate - if they could find a similar soil. After a four-year-long search, they found a property in Paso Robles and after a three-year-long process to make sure they were virus-free, they planted vinifera cuttings from the Beaucastel vineyard. Established in 1987, Tablas Creek remains equally owned and run by the two families. We speak with second-generation proprietor Jason Haas about his latest offerings of the flagship Esprit de Tablas, red and white.

Written By: ag
Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.