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.