Jan 5, 2021 In: Wine 101
We are excited to announce that we are bringing back our value label Big Hands this year with the release of the 2018 Big Hands Santa Barbara Grenache. It has been five years since we have released a wine under our value driven label Big Hands. The most obvious question is why haven’t any of these wines been produced? To understand the answer to that question, we must first explain how our wines are crafted.
After receiving great feedback on our Zoom Futures tastings, we have decided to continue with an expanded virtual tasting program year-round. While we cannot 100% replicate the experience of visiting our property in Los Olivos, we have designed a personally curated tasting program that brings the images of our vineyards and winery into your home.
Every fall for the last decade and a half, we have opened our cellar doors for a rare opportunity to taste a limited selection of our small production red wines still aging in oak barrels during our annual Futures program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to change the Futures tasting program. This year, the six Futures wines will be available in a tasting kit which can be delivered to the 35 states where we currently ship.
We are very excited to announce the reopening of our tasting room on July 10, 2020! In order to provide a safe and excellent experience, we will be accepting customers by reservation only and asking guests to follow our tasting room and gazebo rules while visiting our estate.
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.