May 1, 2020
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.
Mar 18, 2020
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.
Feb 18, 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.
Feb 1, 2020
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.
Jan 31, 2020
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
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.