1NGREDIENT wine represents an evolution that combines our past 25+ years of winegrowing and winemaking knowledge with our passion for the Biodynamic farming principles. As its name implies, 1NGREDIENT is wine made from one ingredient, Biodynamically certified wine grapes. Because there are no additives or preservatives utilized, this is our first wine which can be classified as a “natural” wine in most circles.
The Biodynamic Calendar allows farmers to proactively focus their work on the part of the plant that is most responsive on a day to day basis. The calendar breaks down each day as a fruit, flower, leaf, or root day, the four main components of a plant. We have added a symbol to the top of our website to easily show you the type of day.
Apr 18, 2020 In: Wine 101
Springtime is a beautiful season on our vineyards, as our vines wake up from their winter dormancy and budbreak occurs. Find out what we’re up to on our biodynamic vineyards this time of year, as we begin to cultivate the 2020 vintage.
Beckmen Vineyards consists of two separate vineyards with dramatically different soils and climates. We have created two maps of each of our vineyards to help our customers better understand how our wines were crafted. One version of the maps shows the various plantings of varietal clones and rootstocks, the other version lists the final wine the grapes are sourced for. These maps were just updated in February 2020.
Jan 28, 2020 In: Wine 101
The hectic harvest and holiday seasons have ended. The New Year has brought a sense of serenity to our estate — along with beautiful, lush green views — which reminds us why we love the cycle of winemaking so much. Watch what’s happening this time of year in our winter vineyard and winery update.
Oct 27, 2019 In: Wine 101
Harvest is truly underway! We are bringing in fruit nearly every morning from both our certified biodynamic Purisima Mountain Vineyard and our Thomas and Judith Beckmen Estate Vineyard. See our crew in action when you watch this video, and read on to discover how we turn our grapes into wine.