Tasting Room Open: Daily 11am - 5pm 2670 Ontiveros Road, Los Olivos (805) 688-8664 Picnic Area Available
Principal Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Mourvedre, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier, red and white Rhone blends Winemaker: Steve Beckmen Case Production: 15,000 Email
Founded in 1994 by Tom and Steve Beckmen, Beckmen Vineyards is a family-run, biodynamic, estate winery located in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. Since its founding, Beckmen Vineyards has emerged as one of North America’s premier producers of Rhône varietal wines. In 1996 the Beckmens purchased a 365 acre unplanted ranch in the Ballard Canyon AVA and founded Pursima Mountain Vineyard. With an ideal climate and rare limestone subsoils similar to those found in Côte Rôtie and Châteauneuf du Pape, the vineyard has proven perfect for producing a range of stunning Rhône varietals, especially Syrah and Grenache. Under the care and guidance of Tom and Steve, Purisima Mountain Vineyard has earned acclaim as one of California’s great Rhône-varietal vineyards. Adding to its reputation as one of the most meticulously cultivated winegrowing sites in all of Santa Barbara County, the vineyard has been farmed 100 percent biodynamically since 2006, and was certified biodynamic and organic in 2009. Believing that the wine in the bottle begins in the soil, Steve and the winemaking team craft wines that capture the unique terroir of Purisima Mountain. Now farming over 150 acres, the Beckmen family wines are composed exclusively from the grapes of these two vineyards, and are still crafted in the original Los Olivos winery.