Jun 9, 2015
Release of the Ladybugs
At 8:00pm last Thursday night, my wife and I wandered through Purisima Mountain Vineyard, delivering over 210,000 ladybugs to our grapevines. It was a very cool experience, hand delivering these “lucky” bugs to specific vines.
Jun 1, 2015
Randy Caparoso Lets Grenache Sing
Randy Caparoso, Editor-at-Large/Bottom Line Columnist at The SOMM Journal and The Wandering Sommelier Columnist at The Tasting Panel (among many other titles), focuses on Californian Grenache wines in his latest blog Is California Grenache on a Cusp?
May 22, 2015
We’re In Good Company with USA Today’s 10 Best List
If you are looking for some amazing Central Coast wines, make a day out of your wine tasting experience and check out some top-notch wineries just down the road from Beckmen Vineyards.
May 20, 2015
Why Soil Matters: Breaking Down Limestone at Purisima Mountain Vineyard
Purisima Mountain Vineyard is built on limestone subsoil. This calcium rich soil type is perfect for drought conditions, increased plant health, and most importantly, crafting premier wines with a distinctive minerality and acidity.
Mar 24, 2015
Why Steve Beckmen Chose Biodynamics
Find out why owner and winemaker Steve Beckmen decided to start farming Purisima Mountain Vineyard biodynamically, and why the Block Six Syrah holds a special place in the Beckmen portfolio.
Mar 20, 2015
7 Wine Buying Tips
The wine world can seem intimidating at times. Finding and selecting the right bottle can be a daunting task, especially at huge wine shops or busy tasting rooms. Are you sick of feeling like a novice? Want to be able to impress friends and family without spending time studying wine? If this sounds familiar, this blog post is for you!
Mar 15, 2015
10 Commandments of Wine Pairing
When a food is paired well with a wine, having a bite of food will make you want a sip of wine, and having a sip of wine will make you want a bite of food. You experience a wonderful seesaw reaction between the combining flavors. Finding this reaction is easy when you remember the 10 commandments below.