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.