SPECIAL EVENTS 2017
Saturday, February 4th ~ 2:00-5:00 PM ~ Mushroom Gone Wild! Mushroom Festival at Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard, Los Alamos
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 8~ 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.
Along with honeys, we will have bee-friendly plants from Windmill Nursery available for sale.
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.