"We [Beckham Estate Vineyards] believe that the characteristics of any great wine are formed in the vineyard. From the beginning, the vines at Beckham Estate Vineyard have been dry-farmed. Over the years, our approach has evolved to include many principles of Bio-dynamic farming. This approach treats the vineyard as a holistic system that incorporates grazing animals and plant diversity into the vineyard management. Bio-dynamics also incorporates the phases of the moon as guidelines for planting and spraying timelines.
An important aspect of our regenerative farming approach includes incorporating a large percentage of the land as a riparian zone, which is left as natural habitat for native plants and animals. We compost all of our grape waste from the winery and integrate this plentiful raw-material back into the vineyard as fertilizer. In 2012, we stopped tilling, and only use organic and bio-dynamic sprays as necessary in the vineyard. We use only mechanical weed management, and all operations and harvest of the vines are done by hand.
While we originally set a goal to produce wines solely from our estate, we are also adventurers at heart. Every vintage we source a small percentage of fruit from fellow producers that share our farming philosophies, but grow different grape varietals.
The 2017 Estate bottling is a blend of Pinot Noir from our entire vineyard and represents the expression of our site and each vintage." - Beckham Estate Vineyards
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