Jason Haas

Managing partner of the family-owned Tablas Creek Vineyard near Paso Robles

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Jason Haas, the son of Tablas Creek Vineyard founder and renowned importer Robert Haas, learned the wine business at an early age, accompanying his family on yearly European wine-buying trips and spending two summers working at Château de Beaucastel. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from Cornell and spending a four-year stint managing a tech company in Washington, DC, Jason moved to California to join Tablas Creek in April of 2002. In addition to managing Tablas Creek's operations, he is active in Tablas Creek's winemaking and directs the vineyard’s local and national marketing efforts. He is also the principal author of the Tablas Creek blog, which won the Wine Blog Award for Best Winery Blog in 2008 and 2011. In addition to his work at Tablas Creek, he serves on the board of directors of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the Rhone Rangers, and is a past board member of the Family Winemakers of California. He speaks regularly at events around the country on topics including winery marketing and management, Rhône varietals, organic farming, and the Paso Robles region.

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