Late summer is always an exciting time of year at the vineyard and winery, as we begin to harvest our 150 acres of grapevines and turn the grapes into wine. Our vineyard crew will be hard at work, picking all of the grapes by hand at nighttime so the grapes can be delivered to the winery cold, first thing in the morning.
We started the 2018 harvest by processing six tons of Sauvignon Blanc on September 5th, about three weeks behind the past couple of year’s early harvests. This shift puts us back to the “usual” harvest start of mid-September. We’ll begin red wine production at the end of September or beginning of October, and due to the heavy yields this year, will be processing fruit well into the end of October or even beginning of November. Stay tuned!
Follow along with winemaker Steve Beckmen as he describes what’s keeping him and the team busy in the late summer months of 2018.
Click here to learn more about the four wines released this quarter and watch their individual winemaker videos.
Want to see more? Check out the Beckmen YouTube channel to view more videos from our winery and vineyard, as well as videos about our new wine releases.
Our winery crushpad is adjacent to our tasting room, so when you visit our estate you’ll be able to see all of the winemaking in action! Fall is a wonderful time to visit our vineyard, so we hope to see you soon.