SATURDAY SEMINAR -- 11:00am-12:30pm -- VIP and Weekend Pass Holders ONLY
The Past and Future of Paso Robles: In Depth with Jason Haas of Tablas Creek!
Tablas Creek Vineyard, founded in 1989 by the Perrin and Haas families in what would become the Paso Robles Adelaida District, has been a pioneer in many ways, from their early embrace of dry farming to their dedication to the Rhone Rangers category to their recent first-in-the-world Regenerative Organic Certification.
But their most lasting legacy may be the 19 different grape varieties that they imported into the United States and made available to the broader community through their grapevine nursery. These included better-known grapes like Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier, but also nine varieties never planted before in the United States: Grenache Blanc, Counoise, Vermentino, Picpoul Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Terret Noir, Picardan, Muscardin, and Bourboulenc.
In this seminar, Tablas Creek’s second generation proprietor Jason Haas will take you through Tablas Creek’s journey from idea between friends to the search for the spot to the creation of the grapevine nursery, vineyard, and winery. He’ll taste some of their rarest varietal bottlings as well as the new vintage of the Esprit de Tablas, and share why he’s even more excited for the vineyard’s next three decades.