Knowing that Syrah excels on Purisima Mountain, we’ve been testing the vineyard’s hospitality by planting more from cuttings, rather than buying vines that are grafted onto rootstock. Like our efforts with single clone and single block releases, these own-rooted vines present another possibility for a variation on the vineyard’s distinct Syrah. However, growing Syrah Own doesn’t come without risks.
May 5, 2022
Apr 15, 2022
Springtime is a period of growth and renewal in our vineyards, as our vines wake up from their winter dormancy and their buds come out to say hello. Discover what keeps us busy this time of year, both inside our winery and across our 150 acres of grapevines.
Mar 25, 2022
1NGREDIENT is Steve Beckmen showcasing his biodynamic fruit through the lens of traditional winemaking. Wines are made naturally, without oak, additives, preservatives or other distortions. As a winemaker, this required starting over and considering the process with a fresh perspective. It reminded Steve of his first days making wine.
Jan 18, 2022
We introduced 1NGREDIENT wines in 2020 as a part of our evolution as winemakers, combining our years of winegrowing and winemaking experience with the goal of making wines exclusively from one ingredient, certified Biodynamic wine grapes. While our initial bottlings under this label were white wines, we are very excited to expand into red wines with the release of the 2019 1NGREDIENT Syrah.
Oct 18, 2021
With the fall season comes a new occasion to dive into a selection of new release wines. Our 2021 Quarter 3 Wine Releases are produced in extremely limited quantities and are only available directly from our Los Olivos winery. We’ve hand-selected four wines that will pair perfectly with everything from rooting on your favorite football team to sharing pumpkin pie with friends and family.
Aug 5, 2021
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.
May 11, 2021
Discover more about the five new wines released to our Wine Club members in May 2021: 2020 Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache, 2019 EXP La Finca, 2019 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah, and 2019 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Clone #1 Syrah.
Apr 22, 2021
While it would be great to have perfect weather all the time, the heat spikes in 2020 proved challenging to both our vines and our winemaking team. Risked with the possibility of losing some of our most valued crop, the 2020 Block Eight Rosé and 2020 Block Six Rosé rose like a Phoenix out of the ashes. Many thanks to our winemaking team and crew for turning what would have been raisins into epic Rosé wines.