Our remodeled tasting room is fully open and better than ever. As a working winery that is open seven days a week, every day is an opportunity to share the joy of our wines, and we’ve made several changes in the past couple of years to improve your visit. Now winery members can enjoy newly created, members only flights of premium, new release wines. We have also recently reopened our remolded indoor tasting room for flights at the bar. You can stop in to taste what’s new, or indulge in a private tour and tasting with our knowledgeable staff, either choice is an idyllic wine country escape with pond and vineyard views setting the backdrop. If you’d like to really bask in the scenery, our picnic gazebos are perfect for sharing a bottle with a self-catered lunch. There are so many great places to get sandwiches and snacks near the winery, that it’s easy to make this a culinary experience with a little planning. Here’s a link to our picnic primer. Whichever Beckmen Vineyards experience you choose, make sure to make a reservation to save your spot.
Our new Pondside Lounge is now open for enjoying bottles of Beckmen wine at your leisure. Like our picnic gazebos, lounge reservation fees are refunded to members, and there is only a 1 bottle minimum purchase. The Lounge can be modified to host between 2 and 11 guests, and it can be combined with Gazebo #3 to host 19 total wine lovers. This is our biggest semi-private experience yet! Book the Pondside Lounge.
Private Tasting Experience
Touring the winery and enjoying our premium bottlings with fine meats and cheeses is the perfect way to experience Beckmen Vineyards. One of our personable tasting room experts will escort you around the winery and vineyards and explain how our wines are grown and crafted. The tour culminates at the private dock overlooking our pond, where you will taste a customized flight of our finest wines specifically curated to your tastes. The tasting is enhanced by a selection of cheeses, cured meats, and accoutrements. A lunch add-on is available too. Book a Private Tasting Experience.
New Library Releases
We’ve added a library rack to the tasting room full of vintage Beckmen selections. It’s fun to check out this secret stash of reserve wines from the past decades. To open a well-aged Beckmen is to relive a great year, while also tasting something that has evolved into a new wine entirely.
Seasonal Menu Updates
The winery has a different atmosphere and energy depending on the time of year, and we look to match the tasting journey with the feel of the season. Harvest, bud break, summer sun, and winter dormancy all provide inspiration to revisit our winery and estate vineyard. With every season, we change our flights so there will likely be new releases that were not available the last time you visited the tasting room.
Our Wonderful Staff
Our staff makes the tasting room come to life. These talented folks come from different backgrounds in hospitality, but they are united by their love for wine and people. A tasting here comes with their personal touch and perspective. We all love Beckmen wines, but we might prefer certain bottlings, vintages, or pairings. It is the different personalities of our staff that makes each tasting experience unique.
Many of your know Patti Green. She has been with us for two years. Her favorite wines are our Block Six Syrah, and TLB. She is also a full time Union Representative with UFCW Local 770. She likes to spend her free time exercising, dancing and traveling. Eliza Cazares and Todd Atkins have also been with Beckmen for many years, you might see them if you come up on the weekends. If you have a chance to talk wine with Todd, take it. He has one of the most extensive collections of vintage Beckmen Vineyards anywhere!
Fewer of you know some of our newer faces. Brooklynn Fletcher was born and raised in Nashville, and she developed a passion for wine after working in multiple breweries. She loves the outdoors and enjoys traveling. Her favorite grape variety is Syrah. Tristin Mentry is an environmental scientist who loves drinking biodynamic wines and the genuine feel of working on a California farm. She is often referred to as, “the crafty one” and can be found with a glue stick in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Her favorite Beckmen wine is the PMV Syrah.
The newest members of the team are Dannika Harrison and Levi Durrer. Dannika is a Santa Barbara county native. After working at other tasting rooms, she says it’s refreshing to be a part of a family operated business with deep, honest, true values. While she thinks that every wine at Beckmen is magical, the PMV Grenache is a favorite of hers. Dannika loves Grenache’s bright, vibrant energy and sophisticated, bold taste. Levi loves wine and all fermented food and drinks in general. He even crafts homebrew from wild foraged native botanicals. He has his WSET 3 certification in wine and spirits and loves to talk with guests about wine, gardening and sustainable regenerative agriculture.
Tristan Daily wears many hats in the tasting room. He might be your host, your server, or he might be running around restocking and fixing things. Beckmen vineyards was his introduction to the wine world. His favorite Beckmen bottling is the Syrah clone #383. His hobbies include playing computer games, and enjoying the outdoors by running or hiking some of the local trails and admiring the geology.
Our tasting room is managed by Debbie Maisch. She first came to Beckmen Vineyards after falling in love with the Cuvée le Bec 2007. She loved it so much that she came to the winery to buy more and ended up leaving with a mixed case. She then joined as a winery member and eventually joined our team. Aside from wine and her family, her other passion is alternative photography which includes all historic processes; cyanotypes, Vandykes, and gelatin silver to name a few. Debbie is small town California born and raised, and she loves living where the worst traffic jam on her way to work is two cars behind a tractor. Her passion and leadership helps the team make every experience visiting Beckmen Vineyards and memorable one.