SPECIAL EVENTS 2015
BEE-FRIENDLY HONEY TASTING FEATURING JEREMY ROSE ~ Saturday, February 21, 2015 ~ 3-7 PM ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
How sweet it is! Join us for the Los Alamos Third Saturday when we will be tasting approximately 40 honeys from around the planet from New Zealand to France to around the corner. 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. There will be fresh, locally made bread and flaky buttermilk biscuits to accompany the many honeys.
Come talk to the beekeepers! The event also features Jeremy Rose, President of The California Bee Company and author of “Beekeeping in Coastal California”, a must-have book for home beekeepers, particularly those just starting out. Books will be available for sale along with his honey. You don’t have to have a hive to support our bees! Provide an environment for them to thrive while creating a beautiful garden. We will be selling bee-friendly plants from the Windmill Nursery. Honey tasting included with wine tasting fee ($10) or wine by the glass. Wine Club members are free. Reservations not necessary.
*Bee-Friendly Plant Sale: 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
*Honey Tasting: 3:00-7:00PM
*Author & Beekeeper Jeremy Rose: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
MUSHROOMS GONE WILD! ~ SATURDAY, January 24, 2015 ~ 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, with experts 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 $50 per person, $40 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.