SPECIAL EVENTS 2013
Yuletide Ukulele Holiday Celebration & Los Alamos Holiday Stroll ~ Saturday, Dec. 7th ~ 5-7 PM ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room
Get into the spirit of the season and join us for an old fashioned, heartfelt, community get-together. Our eclectic Yuletide Ukulele celebration features the always entertaining, ukulele virtuoso Kevin Carlson.
Stephan will be creating wood-fired Christmas Calzones. And you can bet there will be other treats in store. There is no charge except for wines by the glass.
This is all part of the annual Los Alamos Holiday Stroll where all the shops are open later, each doing their own version of Holiday cheer. There will be caroling, Christmas tree lighting, luminarias, music, incredible edibles and wine! Come join us!
Remembering Lincoln at Gettysburg ~ Saturday, November 16 ~ Bedford Winery Courtyard
At Bedford Winery history is important and with the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of National Soldiers’ Cemetery of Gettysburg, you knew we would do something special. Join us for an entertaining celebration entitled “Remembering Lincoln at Gettysburg” as told through eye witnessed recollections, live music, and victuals of the era.
The afternoon event is a multimedia experience providing the sounds, aromas, and excitement the townspeople and the crowd of more than 15,000 encountered on November 19, 1863. As years passed and people began to appreciate the importance of Lincoln’s words, it became a distinction to have heard or met Abraham Lincoln, and this historic event became one of their most cherished of memories. These recollections are the basis for the memorial.
The presentation, written by John Copeland, begins with a reading of the brief but momentous Gettysburg Address. “We are all familiar with the speech but less sure of its significance.” states Copeland. ”This is considered a pivotal moment in the way Americans viewed themselves and their government. A phrase Lincoln uses at the end of the speech - “a government of the people, by the people, for the people” – was a new interpretation of American government and society. Before that, people had talked about ending slavery, but few talked about equality.”
The event begins at 3:00 pm with a Sideboard Reception, a leisurely repast of side dishes and meats to accompany to wine. At 4:00 pm the presentation begins. Reservations are requested by not necessary. Tickets are $15, $10 for wine club members. Wine by the glass is available.
11th ANNUAL W.I.N.O. RADIO DINNER SHOW ~ Saturday, August 31 ~ Labor Day Weekend ~ Bedford Winery Courtyard
Every year the Bedford Radio Players select a new theme and create an original production for our radio show. Join us for the 2013 production entitled “WTF – Wine Time…FINALLY!” Over Labor Day Weekend, enjoy the last of summer with a complete evening of grand entertainment, great food, and even better wine, in an intimate, outdoor venue. Listen to the amazing folk and blue grass sounds of Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band (the official W.I.N.O. Radio band). Susie’s voice is like a eating a perfect peach on a summer’s day – sweet and pure. Each member has so much to offer. Their talents lie far beyond music and they will join in the rest of the festivities including original comedy skits, puppets, musings, contests, and prizes.
The special event starts at 5:30 pm with appetizers and a rockin’ Wine Country Dinner from the Bedford Culinary Kitchen directed by winemaker Stephan Bedford. Stephan always delivers a notch above the expected. A glass of wine of your choice is included; additional wine is available by the glass or bottle. This is one of our favorite events of the year and it will be yours too. This event sells out quickly, so make reservations as soon as possible at 805-344-2107 or email email@example.com. Tickets are $55 per person; wine club members $45 per person.
A TASTE OF VERA CRUZ with Grupo Sol Y Mar ~ Saturday, July 20 5:30 pm ~Bedford Winery Courtyard
Supper Cost: $20.00, $15.00 for wine club members (includes a glass of wine, additional wine available by the glass) RSVP Requested.
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This style of folkloric music is fairly unique to the areas of Tierra Blanca, Boca del Rio and Alvarado, Veracruz, where the harp is a dominant instrument. In other areas such as Tlacotalpan and the area of the Tuxtlas, a volcanically formed mountainous region in south central Veracruz, the jarana jarocha and guitarra de son are extensively used, sometimes with the ‘quijada de burro’, a percussion instrument made of a donkey’s jawbone, and a ‘pandero’, or hexagonal tambourine.The word ‘Son’ applies specifically to folkloric forms of music throughout Mexico, usually defined by region. The word ‘Jarocho’ originally meant ‘brusque countryman’, and it is applied to anyone or anything from the state of Veracruz. Thus, the people of Veracruz are called ‘Jarochos’, and their music is called ‘Son Jarocho’.
AN AMERICAN ROOTS AFTERNOON
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 14TH , 2:00-5:00 PM ~ Bedford Winery Courtyard
No Charge with wine tasting or wine by glass. Join us for an afternoon of old timey, All American, foot stompin’ music.
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MOROCCAN SPICE TRAIL
Saturday Evening, June 22, 5:30 pm ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
Sultry music and exotic spices. Experience the beauty and wonder of an authentic Middle Eastern feast. Morocco has some of the finest cuisne in the Middle East and we have chosen this region for our repast. Talented tribal dancers will entertain us. Come enjoy a magical evening where you will feel carpets really do fly! 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm wine reception; 6:30 dinner followed by performance. $50.00 per person. Wine Club members $45.00. Please call 805-344-2107 or email for reservations.
NOT YOUR MOTHER’S GRILLED CHEESE
Saturday, April 20th 5-7:30 pm ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
It was so successful last year, we are doing it again. Why mess with perfection? We are celebrating the ultimate comfort food – with a twist. This is not your mother’s grilled cheese. We will be using artisan bread and cheeses to create out-of-the-ordinary combinations. From triple cream blue cheese with sliced, fresh pear, and greens on walnut bread to Cotswald cheddar with caramelized onions on sourdough, you can be sure we will knock it out of the park! Live blues music by The Amazing Stupifiers will set the mood. So come wine down after the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival at the Santa Ines Mission, or enjoy the town with the monthly Los Alamos Third Saturday Evening Stroll (from 5-8 pm). But this is destined to sell out, so RSVP as soon as possible (805-344-2107). $15 per person. Wines will be available by the glass.
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BEE HAPPY HONEY TASTING
SATURDAY, February 16, 2013 ~ 4-7 pm ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
How sweet it is! Honey has long been a part of our diet. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source such as lavender, acaia and wildflowers. We will be tasting honeys from around the planet from New Zealand to France, including Sidr Honey, the most expensive in the world. Honey from our local sources will also be represented and will be available for sale. Come talk to the bee keepers! There will be fresh, locally made bread, scones, and a variety of artisan cheeses to accompany them. Honey tasting included with wine tasting fee. 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. February launches the first of the monthly series and the theme is “Love Fest – Los Alamos”. Participating merchants on Bell Street will be open from 5 -8 pm with a varierty of special events and offers. For more details visit the Los Alamos website at www.losalamosvalley.org.
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SOLD OUT – 7TH ANNUAL MUSHROOMS GONE WILD!
SATURDAY, January 26, 2013 ~ 2-5 pm ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
Our most popular event in the ‘Food for Thought’ series. On Saturday, January 26th, 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, 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 Collegeand 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 only $35 per person, $25 for Bedford Wine Club Members. Cost includes wine tasting. This event will sell out, so make reservations today! For reservations call 805-344-2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
But wait there’s more!
Stay for a viewing of the Japanese sci-fi, cult classic “Attack of the Mushroom People” also known as “Matango: Fungus Terror.” Shipwrecked survivors are transformed into mushrooms. This rarely seen film, released in 1963, was directed by Ishiro Honda who is more well known for his Godzilla and Mothra films. No charge. 89 minutes.