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.
Apr 22, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Winemaker Steve Beckmen was recently featured in the wine podcast Cork & Taylor. Listen to his interview, hosted by Luke Taylor, and learn more about the origins of our winery, as well as fun stories about the Beckmen family.
Feb 25, 2021
After 25 years, we are thrilled to bring Sangiovese back into our portfolio with the very limited release of the 2018 Santa Ynez Valley Sangiovese. Only 225 cases were produced, and since we last bottled this wine back in 1996, you’ll have to act fast to enjoy this wine. Only $24 per bottle when purchased as a case special.
Jan 29, 2021
Wine Club members can join our Platinum level membership and receive shipping included for every wine purchase, automatically. Never worry about the cost of shipping since your account will always populate with shipping included. Registration costs $60 and lasts for one year.
Jan 28, 2021
We are very excited to announce the reopening of our tasting room on Friday, February 5. We will be open for outdoor wine tastings and gazebo reservations from 11am — 6pm Friday — Sunday, and Wednesdays for Wine Club members only. We will remain open for curbside pick-up every day of the week.
Jan 5, 2021
We are excited to announce that we are bringing back our value label Big Hands this year with the release of the 2018 Big Hands Santa Barbara Grenache. It has been five years since we have released a wine under our value driven label Big Hands. The most obvious question is why haven’t any of these wines been produced? To understand the answer to that question, we must first explain how our wines are crafted.
Dec 21, 2020
After receiving great feedback on our Zoom Futures tastings, we have decided to continue with an expanded virtual tasting program year-round. While we cannot 100% replicate the experience of visiting our property in Los Olivos, we have designed a personally curated tasting program that brings the images of our vineyards and winery into your home.
Sep 1, 2020
Every fall for the last decade and a half, we have opened our cellar doors 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to change the Futures tasting program. This year, the six Futures wines will be available in a tasting kit which can be delivered to the 35 states where we currently ship.