Mar 18, 2016
2016 Santa Barbara Wine Auction Breaks Records
Beckmen Vineyards was proud to be a returning sponsor of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation’s 2016 Santa Barbara Wine Auction, held at the stunning Bacara Resort & Spa on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Although the final number has not yet been tallied, the Auction surpassed the previous record of $1.1 million raised in 2014 for Direct Relief, an …
Feb 27, 2016
Food & Wine Names Beckmen the #3 Best Winery in Santa Barbara
We were honored and excited to be recently named the #3 best winery to visit in Santa Barbara by Food & Wine Magazine. Food & Wine contributor Richard Nalley recommends attending one of our daily, 11:00am vineyard and winery tours to gain a deeper understanding of our biodynamic farming practices.
Nov 17, 2015
Vineyard & Winery Management: “Syrah Strikes Back”
Steve Beckmen was recently interviewed in the Vineyard & Winery Management article Syrah Strikes Back, featured in the 2015 November/December issue. Wine journalist Tim Teichgraeber discusses why the demand for Syrah is now steadily increasing after years of troubled sales, as well as identifying the general style of American Syrah.
Sep 23, 2015
Why is my wine shipment delayed?
You ordered the perfect wine, you’re looking forward to popping that cork, and savoring the delicious beverage inside. Or maybe you found an excellent winery, joined their wine club, and look forward to receiving consistent shipments, delivered straight to your doorstep. But, the winery tells you your order has been delayed due to weather. Why?
Sep 1, 2015
What is Wine Futures?
Once a year, wineries across the globe open their cellars for a unique sale: Wine Futures. Top customers, journalists, and wholesale buyers alike are given the exclusive opportunity to taste and purchase wine, before it’s bottled, when it is still aging in barrel.
Aug 31, 2015
Wine Tasting in Los Olivos
Named after a ranch of 5,000 olive trees, Los Olivos is a historic and quaint town located just 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara in the acclaimed Santa Ynez Valley. Los Olivos was originally a stop on the stagecoach route that ran from San Francisco to San Diego, and grew in size when the Pacific …
Jul 30, 2015
A Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon
When most people think of red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is the first grape that comes to mind. Known as the King of Red Wine, this full bodied, dark, concentrated wine is the most popular red wine grape grown on the planet.
Jul 22, 2015
DIY Easy & Impressive Cork Planter Box
Add a touch of elegant flair to your potted plants with these do it yourself cork planter boxes. Follow along as we build a succulent-filled centerpiece, using recycled corks from our family’s winery in Los Olivos, CA.