Beckmen Vineyard

2014 was a big year for Crushed Grape Chronicles.  We honed our blogging and filming skills and got an in depth look at one of the most exciting wine regions in California, Santa Barbara County. Our late 2013 trip to Santa Barbara got us hooked.  After...

The drive to Purisima Mountain was like taking a step back into my childhood, the curving roads at the top of this canyon reminded me of southern West Virginia, with one dramatic difference…there were vineyards on these hills. WE made this trek during the Spring...

During the Spring Vintners Weekend we were lucky enough to do a Vineyard hike with Steve Beckmen at the Purisima Mountain Vineyard. Located in the new Ballard Canyon AVA this property sits at the north end of the Canyon. This estate vineyard is planted primarily with...

If you follow this blog, you know that we are in love with Santa Barbara Wine Country.  We had the great pleasure of attending the Vintners Spring Weekend in April where we met many of the local winemakers, sampled wines and saw some beautiful wineries. Well...

Beckmen Vineyard Hike with Steve Beckmen during the SB Vintners Spring Weekend.  Hiking, Wine and Conversation with Steve Beckmen Architect of Beckmen Vineyards.  Stunning Panoramic Views with amazing views from the hilltop and vineyard education, with wine, food and cardio all built into one unique...