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2016 Harvest: Day 23

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 14th is the 23rd day of har­vest and a very excit­ing mile­stone for our har­vest sea­son. Today, we began pick­ing grenache grapes for our rosé wine. Up to this point, we have picked Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Chardon­nay, and Viog­nier grapes for our white wine col­lec­tion. White wine is the sim­plest and quick­est wine to make, so as we begin pick­ing grenache for our rosé wine, you’ll see our tasks in the win­ery start to change.

Stay tuned for our next har­vest video, where you’ll see the grenache grapes be pressed.

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