2016 Harvest: Day 15 + Day 16
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.
September 6th and 7th are Day 15 and 16 of our harvest season, when our crew takes a break from the vineyard to handle some very important tasks. First up: packing the Quarter 3 Wine Club release.
Bottling takes place several times over the course of a year, when the different wines of our portfolio finish barrel aging and are ready to be enjoyed. Every year, we spend one day at the beginning of September to bottle a couple of our wines. This year we are bottling our 2015 PMV Block Eight Grenache and our 2015 SYV Grenache.