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.
On the 28th day of our 2016 harvest, September 19, we pressed grenache grapes for our rosé wine. Watch as winemaker Steve Beckmen explains how we make our popular rosé wine, from harvesting the grapes in the vineyard to soaking to pressing.
Red wine production will begin shortly, as our syrah grapes are reaching maturity. Check back soon to see how we go about crafting our premier red wines.