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2016 Harvest: Day 8

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.

Most white wine grapes mature ear­li­er than red wine grapes, so the begin­ning few weeks of our har­vest sea­son are ded­i­cat­ed to pick­ing and pro­cess­ing our Chardon­nay and Viog­nier grapes.

On the eighth day of our 2016 har­vest, August 30th, we picked 4.3 tons of Viog­nier grapes. Watch as they are deliv­ered to the win­ery and get loaded into the press.

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