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2016 Harvest: Day 1

This year, we decid­ed to give our fans an insid­er’s look into what it takes to turn grapes into wine. We’ll be post­ing videos here every week show­ing you what we’re up to in the vine­yard and in the win­ery, break­ing down the wine­mak­ing process and explain­ing how we cre­ate such deli­cious wine…

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Aug 31, 2016


Aug 17, 2016

2016 Beckmen Futures Pre-Sale Begins

One time a year, we open our cel­lar doors and allow the pub­lic to taste and pre-order six wines that have not yet been released. This oppor­tu­ni­ty is called Futures”, as the wines will be released in the future, whether that’s a few months down the road or one year lat­er. Learn more about this spe­cial wine sale here.

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Aug 3, 2016

Beckmen Ranks #55 in The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Wineries in America 2016

We are hon­ored to be includ­ed as #55 in The Dai­ly Meal’s list of the 101 Best Winer­ies in Amer­i­ca 2016! A group of 50 wine experts through­out Amer­i­ca nom­i­nat­ed up to 10 of their favorite winer­ies in the coun­try, nar­row­ing the selec­tion down to an impres­sive list of 101 winer­ies in 14 dif­fer­ent states. This is the third year in a row Beck­men Vine­yards has been included!

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Jun 22, 2016

Beckmen: A Beautiful Place to Picnic

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.

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Apr 20, 2016

Sierra Club’s 5 Great Biodynamic Wines

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 …

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Mar 18, 2016

2016 Santa Barbara Wine Auction Breaks Records

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 …

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Steve beckmen winemaker winery

Feb 27, 2016

Food & Wine Names Beckmen the #3 Best Winery in Santa Barbara

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.

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Steve beckmen winemaker cellar

Nov 17, 2015

Vineyard & Winery Management: Syrah Strikes Back”

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. 

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Beckmen wine shipment

Sep 23, 2015

Why is my wine shipment delayed?

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?

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Steve beckmen wine futures

Sep 1, 2015

What is Wine Futures?

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. 

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Beckmen los olivos tasting

Aug 31, 2015

Wine Tasting in Los Olivos

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 …

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Beckmen cabernet sauvignon

Jul 30, 2015

A Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon

When most peo­ple think of red wine, Caber­net Sauvi­gnon is the first grape that comes to mind. Known as the King of Red Wine, this full bod­ied, dark, con­cen­trat­ed wine is the most pop­u­lar red wine grape grown on the planet.

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Beckmen cork planter top view

Jul 22, 2015

DIY Easy & Impressive Cork Planter Box

Add a touch of ele­gant flair to your pot­ted plants with these do it your­self cork planter box­es. Fol­low along as we build a suc­cu­lent-filled cen­ter­piece, using recy­cled corks from our fam­i­ly’s win­ery in Los Olivos, CA.

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Beckman purisima mountain vineyard

Jul 17, 2015

Basics of Biodynamic Farming

Fol­low along, as we go on a basic step-by-step jour­ney through the world of bio­dy­nam­ic farm­ing, from its ori­gin to its implementation.

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Live Ladybug Delivery

Jun 9, 2015

Release of the Ladybugs

At 8:00pm last Thurs­day night, my wife and I wan­dered through Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard, deliv­er­ing over 210,000 lady­bugs to our grapevines. It was a very cool expe­ri­ence, hand deliv­er­ing these lucky” bugs to spe­cif­ic vines.

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