Jun 22, 2016 In: Food & Dining
Enjoying a meal outdoors reminds you of the simpler pleasures of life: of good food and drink, the people we spend our time with, and the beauty surrounding us that we tend to overlook. At Beckmen Vineyards, with our four gazebos and two ponds surrounded by lawns, we’ve done our fair share of picnicking. Read on to learn our tips and tricks, food ideas, and nearby places to pick up your goodies.
We are honored to have our 2013 Cuvee le Bec included in the Sierra Club Magazine’s recent article, 5 Great Biodynamic Wines, written by lifestyle editor Avital Andrews. Hugh Preece, the operating partner of Salt Creek Grille in Princeton, New Jersey, manages the restaurant’s list of more than 75 wines. One of his favorites is Beckmen Vineyards’ 2013 Cuvee Le …
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 …
Feb 27, 2016 In: Press
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.
Nov 17, 2015 In: Press
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.
Sep 23, 2015 In: Wine 101
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?
Sep 1, 2015 In: Wine 101
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.
Aug 31, 2015 In: Entertainment
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 …