SPECIAL EVENTS 2016
Saturday, April 9~ 4-7 PM ~ “Bee Happy” Honey Tasting at the Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
We need your help to support the bees! Join us for the Bee Friendly Honey Tasting. Over 40 select varietal honeys from around the world to around the block will be on hand to sample coupled with artisan breads and buttermilk biscuits. Flavors and color of honey vary based on the nectar source such as lavender, acacia, chestnut and tupelo. “There are varietal honeys like varietal wine. Each has its own wonderful expression of sweetness,” said winemaker Stephan Bedford, who has worked bee hives in the past.
The cost of the event is $10 which includes wine tasting or a glass of wine. Wine Club members are free. Reservations are not necessary.
Saturday, January 30 ~ 2-5 PM ~ 10th Annual “Mushrooms Gone Wild!” at the Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
Back for it’s tenth edition, this event is incredibly popular every year and a culinary experience not to be missed. The afternoon affair is where mushroom and wine lovers come together for the display, discussion, and digestion of the venerated shroom.
Each year “local” and cultivated mushrooms are featured along with those brought in from Oregon. With a little rainy El Nino weather and some warmth, it should be a wonderful harvest. Dried and fresh, there is a multitude of varieties including Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, Shitake, Porcini, Oyster, and Black Trumpet. Guests graze from a parade of shroom related appetizers that continually arrive throughout the event, served with a glass of Bedford wine. The fare ranges from simply grilled buttons and complex layered patés, to wood-fired flatbreads and wine-infused curry prepared by the Bedford Culinary Kitchen headed by Stephan Bedford.
In addition to a culinary event, we take it a step further with impressive exhibits of edible and inedible mushrooms with knowledgeable mushroom authorities to answer questions. Topics range from wild mushroom identification to the impact of foraging on native resources. 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 $50 per person with special pricing for Bedford Wine Club Members at $40 per person. As their most popular event in the ‘Food for Thought’ series, the affair usually sells out, so advance reservations are recommended. Call 805 344-2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org