The clinking of glasses, the swirling of wine, the breathing in of delectable aromas, smiles and opinions shared among friends and strangers. That’s the tasting room experience thousands of people enjoy in Santa Barbara County each year. And basic to the beginner and the connoisseur, every oenophile knows that how wine tastes is a reflection not only of the winemaker’s skill and style, but also of how and where the grapes were produced. Santa Barbara SEASONS takes you behind-the-scenes of our summer feature, talking with veteran winemakers Steve Beckmen (Beckmen Vineyards) and Bob Lindquist (Qupé) about why they choose to follow biodynamic farming practices in their vineyards.
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