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Beckmen on Biodynamics Part II: The Five Core Concepts of Biodynamics

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.

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Jul 22, 2022

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Jun 29, 2022

Beckmen on Biodynamics: Part 1

Learn how Steve Beck­men became a believ­er in bio­dy­nam­ic farm­ing, how Beck­men Vine­yards would go on to pio­neer bio­dy­nam­ic wine pro­duc­tion in Cal­i­for­nia, and the ways we con­tin­ue to pur­sue the core bio­dy­nam­ic prin­ci­ple of a closed eco­log­i­cal system.” 

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Jun 15, 2022

Come Taste What We’ve Been Growing

It’s been years of chang­ing restric­tions, but our tast­ing room is ful­ly open, and it’s bet­ter than ever. We’d love for folks that haven’t vis­it­ed in a while to see all of the great things going on inside and out. We have some new, and quite tal­ent­ed, staff, a remod­eled inte­ri­or, and more options for enjoy­ing Beck­men Vine­yards wine along­side our pond. Read all about it. 

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Jun 9, 2022

Summer Shipping Rates and Schedule

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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May 5, 2022

The Roots of our Newest Syrah

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. 

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May 2, 2022

2022 Spring Wine Release

Dis­cov­er more about the five new wines released to our mem­bers in May 2022: 2021 San­ta Ynez Val­ley Sauvi­gnon Blanc, 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Syrah, 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Own Syrah, 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Grenache, and 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard EXP Grenache. 

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Apr 15, 2022

Spring Energizes Our Vineyards

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.

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Mar 25, 2022

Beckmen 2.0: The Evolution of 1NGREDIENT Continues

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.

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Feb 16, 2022

2022 Winter Wine Releases

Dis­cov­er more about the five new wines released to wine mem­bers in Feb­ru­ary 2021: 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Grenache Blanc, 2020 Cuvee le Bec, 2020 Estate Grenache, 2019 TLB, and 2019 EXP Aggregate.

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