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Beckmen Vineyards

Beckmen Vineyards The son of a cattle buyer, Tom Beckmen spent his childhood working the family ranch outside of Chicago, gathering onions and picking tomatoes. A natural farmer, he worked through college managing farm programs to support his education. Tom is also an accomplished entrepreneur. In the early sixties, Tom was a traveling salesman or “music man” for twenty states. During this time, he noted the great changes that were taking place in the music industry. Seizing the moment, Tom founded the visionary Roland Corporation U.S., pioneering electronic music and creating the merger of music and computer applications. This revolutionary company and its products profoundly influenced the production of music worldwide. The heart of Tom’s entrepreneurial success has always been his ability to look towards the future and embrace new challenges. This desire to continually evolve and test himself prompted Tom to sell Roland in 1993 and pursue a life of winegrowing. Since founding Beckmen Vineyards in 1994, Tom has been focused on new innovations for winegrowing in the Santa Ynez Valley. He brings both business acumen and a deep respect for the land to Beckmen Vineyards. In wine, as in everything else, Tom is driven to go beyond expectations. His vision and patience have guided the maturing of the Beckmen vineyards and the aging of their stunning handcrafted wines. "My wines must be worthwhile for me, my family and the public who drink them." The beauty and peace found at Purisima Mountain, the home of Beckmen Vineyards, is redefining a lifestyle for Tom and his wife Judy. He has finally returned to the land, and by doing so, realized a longtime dream. Now, turning his talents to winemaking as a hands-on farmer, he is an integral part of the era of change for Santa Barbara County wines.

Take Hwy 101 to Scenic Route 154, turn west on Roblar Ave. and Follow the signs into the Winery.

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2670 Ontiveros Road, Los Olivos, CA, US, 93441 Email:
Phone: 805-688-8664 Web:
Fax: 805-688-9983
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