SPECIAL EVENTS 2015
Saturday, Oct. 31 ~ 5-9 PM ~ Hallo-W.I.N.O Radio Dinner Show at the Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
The ideal Halloween treat! Enjoy a spooktacular evening of entertainment, great food and even better wine. Costumes encouraged- there will be prizes! The original production has the excitement and spontaneity of an old fashioned, live, radio dinner show of yesteryear and has been compared to a wine country version of Prairie Home Companion – with a twist!
Hosted by Fred “Garrison” Sanders, the show includes Charlie O and the Bunghole Stoppers, another installment in the ever popular Wine Detective Pinot Noir series, and a cameo appearance by the comical Captain Bucky via puppeteer Kevin Carlson. Musical guest Susie Glaze and Hilonesome Band will serve up top-notch blue grass music and whimsical anecdotes. The talent and energy is exceptional. There will be imaginative skits, comedy, games, prizes and more! Prior to the show, Bedford’s culinary team will prepare a Harvest Dinner.
The festivities begin with a wine reception at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and the performance. The cost is $60 per person, all inclusive, with special pricing for Bedford Wine Club Members at $50 per person. Seating is limited and this event sells out quickly. For reservations call 805 344-2107 or email email@example.com
Saturday, Oct. 10 ~ 4-7 PM ~ “Celebrate the Grape Harvest with a Big Squeeze” at the Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
Accordion jokes are a dime a dozen. But a good accordion player is priceless. Bedford Winery is bringing accordionist Jeffery Iacono to Santa Barbara County as part of the 2015 Celebration of Harvest Festival.
Jeffery Iacono is a former heavy metal drummer and jazz vocalist from Southern California who turned to the accordion later in life. He plays an wide repertoire on his rare Italian accordion, including American jazz tunes and French, Italian and Brazilian standards.
Along with live music, the evening will include harvest-fresh country fare and local wine on the winery’s intimate courtyard in historic Los Alamos.
Tickets are $15 per person ($10 Wine Club) and includes one glass of wine . Current releases include Cab Franc, Syrah, Grenache & Mourvedre. Reservations encouraged.
Saturday, August 1st ~ 4-8 PM ~ 2nd Annual Pig Roast & Wine Celebration at the Bedford Homestead, Los Alamos
Come on down to the rustic Bedford Homestead for some good, old timey fun. We’ll be roasting a whole pig with Stephan Bedford and his culinary team at the helm. The Pig Watch Reception is from 4:00-6:00 PM (For those that want to see the pig on the spit and watch the removal come early). Appetizers include empanadas, house-made torillas chips, frijoles and salsa, smoked queso, sausage, and sangria. Live music by local singer-songwriters Adam Phillips and Ray Pannell.
The Main Event includes spit-roasted pig, dutch oven potatoes with mushrooms, spinach salad with dried fruit vinigarette with toasted nuts, vegetable and fresh hominy ragout, and let’s not forget dessert – homemade ginger ice cream with stone fruit compote and Katie’s cookies. Throughout the event, our new releases will be featured along with the debut of the 2010 Mourvedre and preview of the 2012 Chardonnay.
$75 per person, $60 for wine club members – all inclusive. Reservations required. Call 805-344-2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July Fourth Pie Baking Contest & Picnic ~ Saturday, July 4, 2015 ~ 4-7 PM ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
Wine, picnic, and pie – Oh my! Join us in celebrating the Fourth leaving you plenty of time to catch the fireworks.
In the atmosphere of a State Fair, we’ll have music, great eats, and some friendly competition. We’ll supply the picnic, you supply the pie. You decide – fruit pies, cream pies, chiffon, meringues, chocolate, nuts – any pie you want to enter. There will be prizes! You may enter as many as you like. To register, email us your name and type of pie you are submitting at email@example.com.
$20 includes picnic, a glass of wine, and of course pie! $15 wine club members. All pie bakers are free! Children under 12 are free too. Celebrate the birth of our country at Bedford. It’s as American as apple pie.
Book Release Party with R. Lawson Gamble~ Saturday, June 20, 2015 ~ 4-7 PM ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
Join us for a special night celebrating local author R. Lawson Gamble. Richard will be reading from his new book, Zaca, the third in the series featuring FBI Agent Zack Tolliver. “A pleasant junket to California’s beautiful Central Coast turns into a case involving drug smuggling, rival cartels, murder, and an old enemy. The clues begin to add up, the victims pile up, the mystery grows ever deeper, and the danger more imminent.”
Mr. Gamble’s sense of adventure, along with his curiosity, love of history, and his “desire to see what most people never get to see” is evident in the pages of his books. He transports the reader to places that truly exist, places where he has been, and landscapes that readers may find and experience for themselves. He now lives on the Central Coast of California with his wife and family and pursues adventures as his writing allows.
Books will be available for sale. No charge for the event. Wine by the glass includes light hors d’oeuvres.