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2016 Harvest: Day 11

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!

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