Executive Winemaker and Vineyard Manager Neil Collins

Executive Winemaker and Vineyard Manager Neil  Collins

Executive Winemaker and Vineyard Manager Neil Collins

Tablas Creek | Paso Robles, California | https://tablascreek.com/

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 Chateau 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 Chateau 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 was named San Luis Obispo County Winemaker of the Year in 2013.

Events

You can meet Neil at the:

Debut of Rose on Wednesday, April 1, 4-7 pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom
Lamb Cook-Off on Thursday, April 2, 3-6 pm on the streets of Vail
Mountain Top Tasting on Friday, April 3rd, 12 pm-2:30 pm at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola
Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 4th, 5-8 pm in the Marriott

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