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.
Oct 26, 2023
Sep 14, 2023
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!
Sep 1, 2023
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.
Aug 22, 2023
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.
Aug 4, 2023
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.
Jun 29, 2023
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.
Jun 6, 2023
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.
May 11, 2023
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.
Apr 30, 2023
Watch winemaker Steve Beckmen lead you through our biodynamic vineyards during the spring months. From dealing with the record rain we received this winter, budbreak and the threat of frost, plus managing the abundant weeds and cover crops, it’s a busy time of year at Beckmen Vineyards!
Dec 22, 2022
2022 was an exceptional vintage, but not entirely for the reasons we would have hoped. In spite of its notably small yields, 2022 left us with some outstanding fruit that will make for memorable releases in the years to come — that is, if there is enough wine to save in the cellar.
Sep 22, 2022
Discover more about the five new wines released to our members in November 2022: 2021 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Viognier, 2020 Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020 PMV Block Six Syrah, 2020 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2019 EXP Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sep 22, 2022
Discover more about the five new wines released to our members in September 2022: 2021 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache Blanc, 2021 Santa Ynez Valley Grenache, 2020 Barrel Select Cuvee, 2020 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah Clone #1, and 2021 EXP Syrah Rosé.
Aug 19, 2022
For nearly twenty years, we have opened our cellar doors every fall for a rare opportunity to taste a limited selection of our small production red wines still aging in oak barrels during our annual Futures program. This year, we will host two Futures tasting events at our Los Olivos winery and have tasting flights available to be shipped directly to you.
Jul 22, 2022
Steve Beckmen has broken down the complex subject biodynamic agriculture into five essential tenets. Each of these aspects is fundamental to biodynamic farming. A closed system of fertility, biodiverse land, BD preps, the biodynamic calendar, and holistic thinking are all key ingredients in the biodynamic method. Each of these is a technique to foster an environment that stays connected with nature for the good of your crop.