SPECIAL EVENTS 2014
SUMMER SOLSTICE ON THE SPICE TRAIL ~ Saturday, June 21, 2014 ~ 5:30-8:00 PM ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
BEDFORD DINNER THEATER PRESENTS” UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL” ~ Saturday May 24, & Sunday May 25, 2014 ~ Starts at 6 PM ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
Over Memorial Weekend, Bedford Winery is presenting a critically acclaimed, one man play entitled Underneath The Lintel featuring Randy Kovitz with evening performances on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25. A simple supper precedes the performance that will be held in the courtyard of Bedford Winery’s tasting room in Los Alamos.
The play features a librarian that, in the form of a library book returned 113 years overdue, prompts the question, “Would you know a miracle if you saw one?”
Randy Kovitz, as The Librarian, leads us through an existential detective story, an obsessive search for the library offender that takes him out of his orderly, insular world and on a globe-trotting, possibly quixotic quest. In the process, The Librarian discovers a string of “evidences,” some dating back thousands of years, finding connections to mysteries and myths, past and present, as well as his own dormant spirit.
Variety Magazine praised Underneath The Lintel, calling it “A theatrical miracle . . . a cosmic puzzle that makes The Da Vinci Code seem like a game of hide-and-seek” and “powerfully human and ultimately sublime.”
Kovitz saw the author Glen Berger do a reading of it in New York in 2009, and knew immediately that he wanted to make it his own. Noted Kovitz, “The play spoke to me on a deep level as both an actor and a human being. The central questions of life and death, purpose versus futility, are universal. But the artistry of the writing makes it exciting and accessible.”
The solo play just finished a successful run in Pennsylvania. With Randy as a personal friend of the winery, we are most honored to have a private, intimate performance here in wine country!
The event is at the Bedford Winery Tasting Room Courtyard. The reception and dinner start at 6 PM , follwed by the performance at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 each ($15 for wine club members) includes dinner. Wine by the glass is available. Contact the tasting room for reservations at 805-344-2107. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOT YOUR MOTHER’S GRILLED CHEESE ~ Saturday April 12, 2014 ~ 3-6 PM ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with the ultimate comfort food at Bedford Winery. But this is not your Mother’s grilled cheese. We will be doing a variety of artisan breads, cheeses, and a special condiment or two such as grilled double cream blue with fig preserve on a crusty french bread. We will also have live music from jazz accordionist Jeffrey Iacono. Planning on attending the Santa Barbara Spring Wine Festival? Come on by afterwards, cool your heels, and spice up your life. $20 per person, $15 for wine club. RSVP requested at 805-344-2107 or email email@example.com.
BEE HAPPY HONEY TASTING ~ Saturday February 15, 2014 ~ 4-7 PM ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
How sweet it is! This Valentine’s Day weekend, we will be tasting approximately 40 honeys from around the planet from New Zealand to France. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source such as lavender, acacia, tupelo, and wildflowers. “There are varietal honeys like varietal wine. Each has its own wonderful expression of sweetness,” states winemaker Stephan Bedford, who has worked bee hives in the past. Honey from our local sources will also be represented and be available for sale. Come talk to the bee keepers! There will be fresh, locally made bread and homemade scones to accompany them. Honey tasting included with wine tasting fee ($10). Wine Club members are free.
This event is part of the Los Alamos Third Saturday Evening Stroll series put on by the Los Alamos Merchants Society. Participating merchants on Bell Street will be open from 5 -8 pm with a variety of special events and offers. For more details visit the Los Alamos website at www.losalamosvalley.org.
MUSHROOMS GONE WILD! ~ SATURDAY, January 25, 2014 ~ 2-5 pm ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
Our most popular event in the ‘Food for Thought’ series. On Saturday, January 25th, join winemaker Stephan Bedford and other mushroom devotees for the Wine and Mushroom Admiration Reception at the Bedford Winery Courtyard in Los Alamos which will include the display, discussion, and the digestion of the venerated shroom.
Mushrooms are “local” varieties and those brought in from Oregon. Our past “appetizers” included savory tarts, french fries drizzled with truffle oil and truffle salt, layered patés, wood-fired flatbreads, exotic curries and more, featuring Chantrelle, Oyster, Porcini, Morel, Portabello, Maitake, Crimini, Hedgehog, Black Trumpet, and Shitake varieties (among others), while sipping old favorites and new vintages of Bedford wines.
An impressive exhibit of edible and inedible mushrooms will be on display. Discussion topics range from wild mushroom identification to the impact of foraging on native resources. We are honored to have Bob Cummings, Professor of Biology at Santa Barbara City College and an expert on mushrooms, on hand to answer all your fungus questions. Guests are also invited to peruse winemaker’s Stephan Bedford’s extensive collection of books and field guides.
The fungus fun begins at 2 p.m.; cost is $45 per person, $35 for Bedford Wine Club Members. This event will sell out, so make reservations today! For reservations call 805-344-2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.