Tablas Creek Vineyard | Paso Robles, California | www.tablascreek.com
Neil Collins- Winemaker Tablas Creek Vineyard
Neil was born and raised in Bristol, England. Trained as a chef, he moved into winemaking with stints with John Munch at Adelaida Cellars and Ken Volk at Wild Horse. At Adelaida, Neil met Robert Haas and the Perrins of Château de Beaucastel when they were just beginning the search for Tablas Creek. Neil was so intrigued by the project that he offered his services, and spent a year working and learning at Château de Beaucastel.
Before the year was finished, Neil was offered the winemaker position at Tablas Creek, and he has overseen both the organic vineyard and the winery since 1998.
His philosophy is that great wines can only come from great grapes and that the art of winemaking is founded on starting out with the very best grapes and bringing their juice through fermentation as naturally as possible.
Neil will be pouring:
Wednesday, April 5th, The Debut of Rosé from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 6th, The American Lamb Aprés Tasting from 3:00-6:00 pm
Friday, April 7th, The Mountaintop Tasting from 12:00-2:30 pm
Saturday, April 8th, The Grenache Tasting Seminar from 11:00- 12:30 pm
Saturday, April 8th, The Grand Gala Tasting from 6:00- 9:00 pm