Please join us in welcoming Beckmen Vineyards to The Wine Company – biodynamic winegrowers of Rhône varieties making wines of elegance and grace.

Beck­men Vine­yards con­sists of two sep­a­rate vine­yards with dra­mat­i­cal­ly dif­fer­ent soils and climates.

On the west­ern side of Bal­lard Canyon AVA lies their acclaimed 365 acre (125 acres plant­ed), cer­ti­fied Bio­dy­nam­ic Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard. Com­prised most­ly of clay and clay loam, with vary­ing amounts of grav­el, the most unique aspect of this site is the lime­stone sub­soil. The lime­stone soil lim­its vine vig­or and pro­duces small­er vines with low­er yields and more intense­ly fla­vored fruit.

With peaks reach­ing 1,150 feet, Purisi­ma Moun­tain boasts almost 500 feet of ele­va­tion change with mul­ti­ple expo­sures. Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard is home to their white wine pro­duc­tion includ­ing Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Viog­nier, and Chardon­nay, as well as their Syrah, Grenache, Mourve­dre, and Counoise.

The Thomas and Judith Beck­men Estate Vine­yard is 40 acres (25 plant­ed) of rolling hills sit­u­at­ed on the west­ern bor­der of the Los Olivos Dis­trict, sev­er­al miles east of Purisi­ma Moun­tain. This vine­yard has a slight­ly warmer cli­mate and a grave­ly, well-drained soil which allow the Beck­mens to grow dif­fer­ent grape vari­eties at this site com­pared to Purisi­ma Mountain.

The Thomas and Judith Beck­men Estate is most­ly plant­ed to Caber­net Sauvi­gnon with small amounts of Grenache, Mourve­dre, and Syrah.

Tend­ing vines from dor­man­cy through har­vest since 1994, the Beck­men fam­i­ly has learned a great deal about their two dis­tinct vine­yard prop­er­ties. Over time they have dis­cov­ered, acre by acre, the unique soil and micro­cli­mate that best hosts each grape vari­etal, ensur­ing every block in the vine­yard con­sis­tent­ly pro­duces the high­est qual­i­ty fruit possible.

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