Skip to content

2016 Harvest: Day 28

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.

Back to the Blog