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How Do We Create New Wines and Blends? New La Finca Release

Wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men presents his newest wine, the 2021 La Fin­ca, and what his inspi­ra­tion was behind the blend. Dis­cov­er his process for cre­at­ing and mak­ing new wines after 30 years of winemaking. 

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Oct 26, 2023

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Sep 14, 2023

30th Harvest Anniversary: 30 Questions with Steve Beckmen

Steve Beck­men reflects on 30 years of har­vests by answer­ing 30 rapid-fire ques­tions. Cel­e­brate three decades of tra­di­tion, inno­va­tion, and pas­sion in wine­mak­ing with Beck­men Vineyards!

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Sep 1, 2023

Exploring our Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

Caber­net Sauvi­gnon was one of the first wines we pro­duced when we start­ed Beck­men Vine­yards in 1994. Now, we craft four dif­fer­ent bot­tlings. Learn more about these four wines and what sets the apart from our wine­mak­er, Steve Beckmen. 

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Aug 22, 2023

Vertical Tasting of Purisima Red Wine

The idea behind the Purisi­ma Red wine was to pro­duce a lim­it­ed bot­tling (around 2 bar­rels) of our best blocks only from excep­tion­al vin­tages. Explore this wine along with wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men, as he tastes through eight of the 14 bottlings.

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Aug 4, 2023

Our Futures Program: The Top 6 Things You Should Know

For two decades, Beck­men Vine­yards has been open­ing our cel­lar doors each fall, offer­ing a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to taste our lim­it­ed-pro­duc­tion red wines, as they patient­ly mature in oak bar­rels, and pre-order these wines with the biggest dis­counts offered all year. Dis­cov­er the top 6 things you should know about this spe­cial program.

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Jul 11, 2023

Tales From Our Cellar: 2020 Petite Sirah

Wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men dis­cuss­es his 30 year pur­suit to craft a Petite Sir­ah, which was final­ly insti­gat­ed in 2020. Read more about how this wine was made in July’s Tales From Our Cellar.

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Jun 29, 2023

Syrah, Our Signature Grape

At Beck­men Vine­yards, Syrah is our most plant­ed vari­etal, and that should be no sur­prise. Our 125 acre cer­ti­fied bio­dy­nam­ic Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard has con­sis­tent­ly pro­duced a dis­tinc­tive crop of Syrah since it was plant­ed in the late 1990’s. The var­i­ous ele­va­tions, micro­cli­mates, and clon­al selec­tions found there pro­vide us with unique oppor­tu­ni­ties to pro­duce four spe­cial bot­tlings that accen­tu­ate the dif­fer­ent fla­vors of our sig­na­ture grape. 

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Jun 6, 2023

Differentiating our Grenache Wines

We’ve always been big fans of the Grenache grown in the San­ta Ynez Val­ley, and are proud that we were the first win­ery bot­tling a sin­gle vari­etal Grenache in San­ta Bar­bara Coun­ty in 1995. Our cur­rent Grenache port­fo­lio con­sists of four dif­fer­ent bot­tlings. Here’s an overview to help you appre­ci­ate how we look to high­light the dif­fer­ent fla­vors that Grenache pro­duces in our two vineyards.

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May 11, 2023

Summer Shipping: Refrigerated or Next Day Air

It may be too hot for you to get unre­frig­er­at­ed wine ship­ments for sev­er­al months of the year. Even in tem­per­ate Los Olivos, our win­ery sees hot days for much of the sum­mer. The solu­tion is to offer those who want to stay stocked through the sum­mer the option of dis­count­ed refrig­er­at­ed ground ship­ping. In states that don’t offer tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled ground ship­ping, we have spe­cial UPS Next Day Air rates for the summer. 

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