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.
Named for our youngest daughter, the Olivia's Rosé heralds the flavors of summer. Native yeast fermented in Andrew's amphora and aged in neutral barrels. Minimum sulphur addition prior to bottling [un]fined and unfiltered.
The 2020 Olivia's Rosé is a pale blush color with a light body, strawberry and cherry blossoms on the nose, and a racy acidity to compliment your menu from spring to winter. -Beckham Estate Vineyards