Beckmen Vineyards join The Wine Company
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.