On April 5, our Honorary Board Member Bob Haas was recognized at the Rhone Rangers annual gala in San Francisco. Introduced by his son Jason, Bob was awarded the 2014 Rhone Rangers Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong contributions to the American Rhone movement.
The American Rhone Movement
Beginning in the 1960’s, Bob developed a relationship with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel. In 1989, the two families together founded the renowned Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles. The decision to base their new Rhone-style venture in Paso Robles was an important catalyst in the growth of the region as a hotbed of winemaking.
The decision by the partners to import grapevine cuttings from France and make them available to other vineyards and wineries is a testament to the Haas and Perrin families’ dedication to the betterment of their community, enabling countless winemakers to also join the American Rhone movement. Bob Haas is a shining example of dedication to community development and the widespread positive changes one can effect.
The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center
At the Foundation, we are especially proud to know our dear Board Member is being recognized for his incredible work. We have long been grateful for Bob’s commitment to the Foundation and efforts in founding the successful Winery Partners of the PAC, which beautifully pairs the elegance of performing arts with the charm of Central Coast wine. Tablas Creek Vineyard is a deeply cherished winery partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come.
For More Information…
Visit the Tablas Creek Vineyard blog for an article written by Bob’s son Jason, Partner and General Manager of Tablas Creek Vineyard.
Learn more about Bob Haas through this “Robert Haas Tribute” video, also found on the Tablas Creek Vineyard blog.
Read all about the Rhone Rangers and discover how you can become one too!
(Photo credits: Tablas Creek Vineyard)