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May 1, 2020

Just Added: Biodynamic Calendar Symbol

The Bio­dy­nam­ic Cal­en­dar allows farm­ers to proac­tive­ly focus their work on the part of the plant that is most respon­sive on a day to day basis. The cal­en­dar breaks down each day as a fruit, flower, leaf, or root day, the four main com­po­nents of a plant. We have added a sym­bol to the top of our web­site to eas­i­ly show you the type of day.

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Apr 15, 2020

Food & Wine Includes Our Grenache for Earth Day

We’re excit­ed to share that Food & Wine just includ­ed our 2017 PMV Grenache in their rec­om­men­da­tions for the top 10 wines to drink from eco-friend­ly and sus­tain­able winer­ies this Earth Day.

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Mar 18, 2020

Updated Vineyard Maps

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.

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Feb 18, 2020

2020 Santa Barbara Wine Auction

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. 

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Feb 12, 2020

2020 Winter Wine Releases

Watch videos of wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men pre­sent­ing the four new wines released in the first quar­ter of 2020: 2018 PMV Chardon­nay, 2018 Estate Grenache, 2018 Cuvee le Bec, and 2017 TLB

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Feb 1, 2020

Wintertime Vineyard Update

With the vines dor­mant, things look pret­ty qui­et in the vine­yard dur­ing the win­ter, but there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to ensure the qual­i­ty of next year’s vin­tage. Dis­cov­er what our vine­yard crew is up to this time of year with our lat­est blog post.

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Jan 31, 2020

Food & Wine: Best Winter Rosés

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.

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Jan 28, 2020

Video: 2020 Winter at our Vineyard & Winery

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.

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