SPECIAL EVENTS 2018

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Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 ~ 4:30 – 8:00 PM ~ The American Jazz Pianist Art Tatum 10th Birthday Celebration at the Bedford Courtyard “Speakeasy”, Los Alamos

Arthur Tatum Jr. is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. He became a star in the 1930s, winning fans with his radical reinven­tions of pop favorites and wowing peers with his ornate arrangements and technique. Born on October 13, 1909, Art Tatum was largely self-taught as a pianist despite being legally blind. Join us as we celebrate his birthday and his accomplishments. The courtyard will transition into a “speakeasy” nightclub. Dress in 1930s attire to really get in the mood.

** Live Session featuring Joe Payne on the Piano

** Readings and Historical Perspective

** Dinner from the Harlem Cookbook accompanied by Bedford wine

General: $50.00 / Wine Club: $40.00. Please RSVP to tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com or call 805-344-2107.

 

 

Saturday, July 7, 2018 ~ 1:00 – 5:00 PM ~ The Fourth Annual All-American Pie Contest at Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard, Los Alamos

The origin of pie may not be from this continent but it feels like it should be. Celebrate Independence Day weekend with an All-American Pie Baking Contest and Picnic at the Bedford Winery Tasting Room and Courtyard in Los Alamos on Saturday afternoon, July 7th.

Each year there are dozens of entries that have included traditional apple, blueberry, pear, cherry, peach, and inventive combinations. There was also buttermilk, banana cream, lemon meringue, chocolate pecan – even a tamale pie. From sweet to savory, all pies types are welcome, and there will be prizes for multiple categories. A lineup of experienced judges, all accomplished bakers, will choose the winners. Guests are also judges and responsible for selecting the People’s Choice Award. Participants are asked to register their pie in advance to assist the judges in designing the best tasting format and appropriate categories.  Judging begins at 3:00 PM. All those who bring a pie get free entrance.

Prior to the judging will be an All-American picnic created by the Bedford Culinary Team from 1:00-3:00 pm. Entry includes picnic, a glass of wine, and pie – lots of pie. Tickets are $20, $15 for wine club members. For reservations or to register your pie, call 805-344-2107 or email tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com.

Bedford Winery Honey TastingSaturday, April 14, 2018 ~ 3:00 – 7:00 PM ~ “Bee Happy” Honey tasting at Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard, Los Alamos

This is our fourth honey tasting and it just keeps getting better. We will be featuring honeys from all over the world – Germany, New Zealand, Turkey, and every corner of the USA including our own backyard – and from a wide variety of blossoms – acacia, avocado, tupelo, eucalyptus, lavender, orange, clover, just to name a few.  There are over 300 types of honey in America, and each year we add a few more. Local bee keepers will be on hand with bee wisdom. Homemade breads, biscuits, and scones will accompany the honeys – or enjoy by itself! Free with wine tasting.

Honey collection is an ancient activity.  Humans began hunting for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain.  Because of its unique composition and chemical properties, honey is suitable for long-term storage, and is easily assimilated even after long preservation. Honey, and objects immersed in honey, have been preserved for centuries. In ancient Egypt, honey was used to sweeten cakes and biscuits, and was used in many other dishes. Ancient Egyptian and Middle Eastern peoples also used honey for embalming the dead, as well as, being applied for its many practical health uses. It was used as an ointment for rashes and burns, and to help soothe sore throats when no other practices were available.

The honey bee is in trouble and we need everyone to do their part and plant bee friendly plants!

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Sunday, February 18, 2018~ 2:00 to 5:00 PM ~ Making History Relevant: An Interview with historian Marc Wortman at Bedford Tasting Room and Courtyard

Author of three histories based in the Civil War, World War I and World War II, Marc will talk about his inspirations behind each book and the decisions sitting presidents made in times of war.

An award-winning documentary inspired by Marc’s first book, The Millionaires’ Unit, is having its Los Angeles premiere. The Millionaires’ Unit is the story of a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War One.  Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed ‘the millionaires’ unit’ by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War.  Marc’s most current book is 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: a Divided America in a World at War. Filmmaker Darroch Greer will interview Marc regarding his writing process and motivations to delve into American history.
Come share a glass of wine, along with a sideboard of artisan bread and cheeses, and welcome Marc on his first trip to California wine country! Book signings to follow.
Event is Free. Wine by glass ($10) and bottle available.

RESCHEDULED: Saturday, February 17, 2018~ 2:00 to 5:00 PM ~ Mushrooms Gone Wild! Mushroom Festival at Bedford Tasting Room and Courtyard, Los Alamos

Due to the mudslide and closure of HWY 101 in Santa Barbara, this event has been rescheduled from January 27 to February 17. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you are able to join us.

For those with a penchant for edible fungus, it is a culinary event not to be missed. The afternoon event unites mushroom and wine lovers alike to revel in the gustation of mushroom-centric dishes and Bedford wine.

Each year “local” and cultivated mushrooms are featured along with those brought in from Oregon. Dried and fresh, there is a multitude of varieties including Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, Shitake, Porcini, Oyster, Maitake, Candy Cap, Huitacoche, and Black Trumpet. Small plates from recipes around the world continually arrive throughout the event. The fare ranges from simply grilled buttons to complex layered patés and wood-fired flatbreads prepared by the Bedford Culinary Kitchen headed by winemaker Stephan Bedford.

Noted mushroom expert Bob Cummings will be on hand for those interested in expanding their fungus knowledge, along with Bedford’s extensive collection of mushroom related books and field guides to peruse.

The fungus festivities begin at 2:00 pm at the Bedford Winery Tasting Room and Courtyard located at 448 Bell Street, downtown Los Alamos. $50 per person; $40 for wine club members. For reservations contact the tasting room 805-344-2107 or tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com.

 

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 PAST EVENTS 2017

Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9th

~ Los Alamos Holiday Stroll and Bedford’s Cookie Exchange, Los Alamos

T’is the season to get in the spirit! The shops of Los Alamos will be decked out and open late for a little holiday celebration on Friday, featuring hot soup from Plenty, chicken pot pies and other food special from Bell Street Farms, seasonal discounts from a variety of stores, and of course music, mulled wine and sweets. We are also having our Cookie Exchange for 2 days, Friday and Saturday. Bring a dozen homemade cookies and swap with others. Katie is baking old fashioned gingerbread, macadamia shortbread, and raspberry/chocolate bars.

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Saturday, Oct.21~ 5:30-9:00 PM ~ It’s Back! W.I.N.O. Radio Dinner Show at Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard, Los Alamos

scarecrow-moon-wineBedford Winery’s W.I.N.O. Radio Dinner Show is back. The original production embraces the excitement and spontaneity of live, radio dinner theater of yesteryear, and has been touted as an up-tempo Prairie Home Companion – on wine.

Each year the show has a different theme and a completely new script that is performed only once and hosted by Fred “Garrison” Sanders. This year’s is entitled “Grape Expectations”. The program is a compilation of entertainment featuring the folk and blue grass music of The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble along with musical guests. Comedy skits include another installment in the Adventures of Peno Noir, Wine Detective series, and cameo appearance by the comical Captain Bucky, a salty barnacled puppet via puppeteer Kevin Carlson. Other highlights include the smart phone challenge where guests can win fabulous prizes utilizing their cell phones. It’s good old-fashioned radio fun. Stephan Bedford states, “This our favorite event of the year. The show belongs on the big stage, and we are lucky to have such massive talent here in an intimate setting. It has a low tech, high fun factor that’s off the charts.” Prior to the show, Bedford and his culinary team will prepare a Wine Country Harvest Dinner to complement the Bedford wines.

Festivities begin with a reception at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner and the performance. It all takes place under the stars in the Bedford Winery Courtyard located at 448 Bell Street, downtown Los Alamos. The cost is $75 per person, $50 for Bedford Wine Club and wine industry members, which includes a glass of wine for dinner. The event is a sellout every year, so early reservations are suggested. For reservations call 805 344-2107 or email tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com

Saturday, Oct.14 ~ 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ~ Dog Adoption Benefiting the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society at Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard, Los Alamos

Saturday, Oct.7th ~ 3:30-6:00 PM ~ WINE & PAINT- Bedford Winery Courtyard, Los Alamos

Unleash your artistic urges at Bedford’s first “Wine & Paint” featuring instructor Susan Baldwin to be held in the courtyard at the tasting room.  $40 includes instruction, all supplies, a glass of wine, and a bevy of incredible edibles to get the creative juices flowing. Savor the last of the long afternoons and warm glow of sunlight while creating your masterpiece. A perfect get together with friends or enjoy just by yourself.

Please pre-register for class. Contact the  tasting room at 805-344-2107 or email tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com.

 

Saturday, July 1st~ 1:00-5:00 PM ~ All-American Pie Contest & Picnic at Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard, Los Alamos

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Hurray for the red, white and blueberry! Come celebrate Independence Day in Los Alamos with some old fashioned fun. The event starts with an wonderful, summertime picnic that includes a glass of wine from one of our new releases. Then there will homemade pie – lots of pie!

This is our third pie contest. The last two contests had over 30 entries each- apple, blueberry, pear, cherry, peach, and inventive combinations. There was also buttermilk, banana cream, lemon meringue, chocolate pecan – even a tamale pie. All pies are welcome from sweet to savory! Experienced judges will award prizes in different categories. Guests will also judge and are responsible for the People’s Choice Award.

Pies will be judged by flavor, texture, crust, presentation, intent (classic or new twists). Please call (805-344-2107) or email (tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com) to register your pie type in advance so we can organize the judging better. Categories are dependent upon the pies entered. There are no limits. You can enter as many pies as you want.

Pie judging begins at 3:00 PM

All those who bring a pie get free entrance, and kids under 12 are free too. Tickets are $20, $15 for wine club members.

Saturday, February 4th ~ 2:00-5:00 PM ~ Mushroom Gone Wild! Mushroom Festival at Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard, Los Alamos

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For those with a penchant for edible fungus, it is a culinary event not to be missed. The afternoon event unites mushroom and wine lovers alike to revel in the gustation of mushroom-centric dishes and Bedford wine.

Each year “local” and cultivated mushrooms are featured along with those brought in from Oregon. Dried and fresh, there is a multitude of varieties including Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, Shitake, Porcini, Oyster, Maitake, Candy Cap, Huitacoche, and Black Trumpet. Small plates from recipes around the world continually arrive throughout the event. The fare ranges from simply grilled buttons and complex layered patés, to wood-fired flatbreads prepared by the Bedford Culinary Kitchen headed by winemaker Stephan Bedford.

Bedford’s extensive collection of mushroom related books and field guides will also available to those interested in expanding their fungus knowledge.

The fungus festivities begin at 2:00 pm at the Bedford Winery Tasting Room and Courtyard located at 448 Bell Street, downtown Los Alamos. The cost is $55 per person with special pricing for Bedford Wine Club Members at $45 per person. As one of their most popular events, this mushroom affair usually sells out, so advance reservations are recommended. Call 805 344-2107 or email tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com.

Tasting Room Open Daily 11 am to 5 pm ~ 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440 ~ PH: 805-344-2107 ~ E-mail: tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com

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