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.
We were proud to continue supporting the farm workers and their families of Santa Barbara County’s wine industry, Direct Relief International, and Community Health Centers at the 11th Santa Barbara Wine Auction! As a table host — and previous sponsor — we loved seeing how our community can rise together to help those in need, specifically when it comes to healthcare services.
Jan 31, 2020 In: Press
Tom and Steve Beckmen, the owner and winemaker/general manager, both say Rosé is their favorite wine and the wine they gravitate towards no matter the setting. Generally speaking, however, more Rosé is consumed during warmer months than during the winter, which was why we were so pleasantly surprised for our 2018 PMV Grenache Rosé to be included in Ray Isle’s latest article in Food & Wine magazine, 10 Pink Wines That Are Perfect for Winter Nights.
Jan 28, 2020 In: Wine 101
The hectic harvest and holiday seasons have ended. The New Year has brought a sense of serenity to our estate — along with beautiful, lush green views — which reminds us why we love the cycle of winemaking so much. Watch what’s happening this time of year in our winter vineyard and winery update.
Jan 7, 2020 In: Press
At the the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, American wine buyers were seriously concerned that a 100% tariff on wines from the European Union would create a major shift in the US wine industry. Winophiles knew this would affect their ability to purchase and enjoy European wines on a day to day basis. So, Sara Schneider, writer for the Robb Report, put together a list of incredible American wines that can hold their weight against classic European wines. We were so incredibly happy to find our 2017 PMV Block Six Syrah included in this list!