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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 …

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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.

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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. 

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Beckmen wine shipment

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?

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Steve beckmen wine futures

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. 

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Beckmen los olivos tasting

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 …

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Beckmen cabernet sauvignon

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.

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Beckmen cork planter top view

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.

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