Harvest is undoubtedly the most exciting time of year at Beckmen Vineyards. Our year-round vineyard crew is busy handpicking our grapes during the night and into the early morning, delivering them to the winery for our winemaker, Steve Beckmen, and his team to turn into wine. From late August to early November, we will be processing tons of grapes from the 150 acres of grapevines we grow. It is an exciting and dynamic process that varies every year, keeping us on our toes even after 22 vintages of making wine. Follow along as we document our 2016 harvest season.
Did you know that white wine is made differently than red wine? Take a look at our 11th day of harvest, September 2nd, as we explain the first step of crafting white wine: the press.
We’ll explain what happens during the winemaking process after the grapes are pressed in another video. Stay tuned!