TABLAS CREEK HAIR SHEEP HIDE S1802

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TABLAS CREEK HAIR SHEEP HIDE S1802

220.00

This is one of a few from a very special lot of hides from the sheep of Tablas Creek Vineyard located in Paso Robles, California. Their flock is known as a hair breed called Dorper sheep. This breed originated in South Africa in the 40’s and are known for not only their ‘drought tolerance’ in arid climates but also their ability to shed much of their wool seasonally. This shedding reduces the need for shearing and creates a hide that has both short wool and a hair coat, much like a goat. This combo makes for an interesting looking and feeling hide that has the qualities of both sheep and goats.

Tablas Creek Vineyard operates biodynamically, valuing ecological approaches to stewarding their land using managed grazing with their flock as one of many methods to build living soils, abstaining from using chemicals to stave off pests and weeds. The carefully managed grazing of their sheep is a part of the process in building resilience of the ecological system in which their wine grapes are grown.

We only have just a few Dorper hides from Tablas this season but we are happy to be sharing their good work in managing ecologically mindful their land and their sheep, while producing superb wines from our California Coast.

Learn more about Tablas Creek Vineyard at tablascreek.com

Our hides are tanned without harsh chemicals and often natural conditioners are still present on the hides.  We believe in celebrating the unique nature of this wonderful hide by not over processing and keeping true to the authenticity of each hide.  You might even find remnants of the life lived with a blade of grass, seed pod or burr.  

We purvey a quality hide with a quality narrative that feels good all around.  

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