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Beckmen on Biodynamics Part II: The Five Core Concepts of Biodynamics

Steve Beck­men has bro­ken down the com­plex sub­ject bio­dy­nam­ic agri­cul­ture into five essen­tial tenets. Each of these aspects is fun­da­men­tal to bio­dy­nam­ic farm­ing. A closed sys­tem of fer­til­i­ty, bio­di­verse land, BD preps, the bio­dy­nam­ic cal­en­dar, and holis­tic think­ing are all key ingre­di­ents in the bio­dy­nam­ic method. Each of these is a tech­nique to fos­ter an envi­ron­ment that stays con­nect­ed with nature for the good of your crop.

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Jul 22, 2022

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Jun 29, 2022

Beckmen on Biodynamics: Part 1

Learn how Steve Beck­men became a believ­er in bio­dy­nam­ic farm­ing, how Beck­men Vine­yards would go on to pio­neer bio­dy­nam­ic wine pro­duc­tion in Cal­i­for­nia, and the ways we con­tin­ue to pur­sue the core bio­dy­nam­ic prin­ci­ple of a closed eco­log­i­cal system.” 

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Jun 15, 2022

Come Taste What We’ve Been Growing

It’s been years of chang­ing restric­tions, but our tast­ing room is ful­ly open, and it’s bet­ter than ever. We’d love for folks that haven’t vis­it­ed in a while to see all of the great things going on inside and out. We have some new, and quite tal­ent­ed, staff, a remod­eled inte­ri­or, and more options for enjoy­ing Beck­men Vine­yards wine along­side our pond. Read all about it. 

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May 5, 2022

The Roots of our Newest Syrah

Know­ing that Syrah excels on Purisi­ma Moun­tain, we’ve been test­ing the vineyard’s hos­pi­tal­i­ty by plant­i­ng more from cut­tings, rather than buy­ing vines that are graft­ed onto root­stock. Like our efforts with sin­gle clone and sin­gle block releas­es, these own-root­ed vines present anoth­er pos­si­bil­i­ty for a vari­a­tion on the vine­yard’s dis­tinct Syrah. How­ev­er, grow­ing Syrah Own does­n’t come with­out risks. 

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May 2, 2022

2022 Spring Wine Release

Dis­cov­er more about the five new wines released to our mem­bers in May 2022: 2021 San­ta Ynez Val­ley Sauvi­gnon Blanc, 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Syrah, 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Own Syrah, 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Grenache, and 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard EXP Grenache. 

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Apr 15, 2022

Spring Energizes Our Vineyards

Spring­time is a peri­od of growth and renew­al in our vine­yards, as our vines wake up from their win­ter dor­man­cy and their buds come out to say hel­lo. Dis­cov­er what keeps us busy this time of year, both inside our win­ery and across our 150 acres of grapevines.

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Mar 25, 2022

Beckmen 2.0: The Evolution of 1NGREDIENT Continues

1NGREDIENT is Steve Beck­men show­cas­ing his bio­dy­nam­ic fruit through the lens of tra­di­tion­al wine­mak­ing. Wines are made nat­u­ral­ly, with­out oak, addi­tives, preser­v­a­tives or oth­er dis­tor­tions. As a wine­mak­er, this required start­ing over and con­sid­er­ing the process with a fresh per­spec­tive. It remind­ed Steve of his first days mak­ing wine.

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Feb 16, 2022

2022 Winter Wine Releases

Dis­cov­er more about the five new wines released to wine mem­bers in Feb­ru­ary 2021: 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Grenache Blanc, 2020 Cuvee le Bec, 2020 Estate Grenache, 2019 TLB, and 2019 EXP Aggregate.

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Jan 18, 2022

Our First 1NGREDIENT Red Wine

We intro­duced 1NGREDIENT wines in 2020 as a part of our evo­lu­tion as wine­mak­ers, com­bin­ing our years of wine­grow­ing and wine­mak­ing expe­ri­ence with the goal of mak­ing wines exclu­sive­ly from one ingre­di­ent, cer­ti­fied Bio­dy­nam­ic wine grapes. While our ini­tial bot­tlings under this label were white wines, we are very excit­ed to expand into red wines with the release of the 2019 1NGREDIENT Syrah.

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Oct 18, 2021

The Perfect Sweater Weather Reds (and a White!)

With the fall sea­son comes a new occa­sion to dive into a selec­tion of new release wines. Our 2021 Quar­ter 3 Wine Releas­es are pro­duced in extreme­ly lim­it­ed quan­ti­ties and are only avail­able direct­ly from our Los Olivos win­ery. We’ve hand-select­ed four wines that will pair per­fect­ly with every­thing from root­ing on your favorite foot­ball team to shar­ing pump­kin pie with friends and family.

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Aug 5, 2021

2021 Futures Program

For near­ly twen­ty years, we have opened our cel­lar doors every fall for a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to taste a lim­it­ed selec­tion of our small pro­duc­tion red wines still aging in oak bar­rels dur­ing our annu­al Futures pro­gram. This year, we will host two Futures tast­ing events at our Los Olivos win­ery and have tast­ing flights avail­able to be shipped direct­ly to you.

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May 11, 2021

2021 Spring Wine Releases

Dis­cov­er more about the five new wines released to our Wine Club mem­bers in May 2021: 2020 San­ta Ynez Val­ley Sauvi­gnon Blanc, 2019 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Grenache, 2019 EXP La Fin­ca, 2019 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Syrah, and 2019 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Clone #1 Syrah. 

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Apr 22, 2021

Turning Lemons into Lemonade… Or in this case Turning Raisins into Rosé

While it would be great to have per­fect weath­er all the time, the heat spikes in 2020 proved chal­leng­ing to both our vines and our wine­mak­ing team. Risked with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of los­ing some of our most val­ued crop, the 2020 Block Eight Rosé and 2020 Block Six Rosé rose like a Phoenix out of the ash­es. Many thanks to our wine­mak­ing team and crew for turn­ing what would have been raisins into epic Rosé wines.

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Apr 15, 2021

Steve Beckmen Featured on Cork & Taylor Podcast

Wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men was recent­ly fea­tured in the wine pod­cast Cork & Tay­lor. Lis­ten to his inter­view, host­ed by Luke Tay­lor, and learn more about the ori­gins of our win­ery, as well as fun sto­ries about the Beck­men family. 

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Mar 30, 2021

Springtime in the Vineyard

Spring­time is a beau­ti­ful sea­son on our fam­i­ly’s two vine­yards, as our vines wake up from their win­ter dor­man­cy and bud­break occurs. Dis­cov­er what we’re up to this time of year, both inside our win­ery and across our 150 acres of grapevines.

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