Posts Tagged ‘Bedford Winery’

Great July 4th Video

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Caroline Carrigan put together a wonderful video of our July Fourth celebration featuring Peter Feldmann’s Old Time Band. If you haven’t been to one of our events, this will give a glimpse of what you are missing. Click HERE.

It’s Back! W.I.N.O. Radio Dinner Show – Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, September 4th, over Labor Day Weekend, the W.I.N.O. Radio Dinner Show returns with the theme “Fruits of our Labor.” It’s the Home Prairie Companion in Wine Country – with a twist. Enjoy an old fashioned, live radio show with original comedy skits, musings, prizes, and live bluegrass music. A sellout every year, it’s an event not to be missed! The festivities will be lively as Garrison Sanders hosts this irreverent homage to the working man with a live radio show presentation, featuring special guest Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band. The event includes a a Wine Reception and upscale Harvest Dinner. Make reservations now! For more information see Events.

July 30th Chair Faire Afternoon Wine Soiree at Bedford Courtyard

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

chairfaire_competition_entryThe second annual Chair Faire, put on by Los Alamos, is a day long, sidewalk, chair exhibit lining Bell Street where everyone from owners to collectors can showcase their beautiful, unusual, unique chairs. There will also be a chair competition, so those that need to release some creative energy are invited to contribute. For more information call Connie at The C Gallery at 805-344-3807.

What are we doing? After perusing the chair display, join us for a relaxing Afternoon Wine Soiree from 12-3(ish) pm with live music and artisan flat breads from our wood fired oven along with roasted, buttery corn, and other summer treats. A $10 fee includes wine tasting and appetizers (free for wine club members). Come taste our new releases! RSVP to 805-344-2107 or email us at tastingroom@bedfordwinery.com.

July 2nd All American Dinner Show with The Old Time Band

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Come celebrate the birth of our nation with an All American Presidential Dinner featuring recipes from our 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson including his Paris Gumbo. In addition to a wine reception, there will be a reading of Jefferson’s Independence Address and old time bluegrass music by Peter Feldmann’s Old Time Band. For more information see Events.

Attention Garlic & Onion Lovers!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

On Saturday, May 21st from 2-5 pm, join us at the tasting room for breath altering fun at “Lilies in the Kitchen: Origins, Lore, and Dishes of Chives, Leeks, Garlic, Onions and Shallots.” See “Events” for more details.

Blini & Blintzes Sunday Brunch April 17th

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Featuring Stephan Bedford’s renowned sourdough starters. Come on in from 10 am to noonish  for savory blini, and bintzes filled with fluffy cheese and homemade fruit preserves along with grilled sausages, eggs, fresh OJ and coffee. See “Events” for more information.

2010 Cabernet Franc, Santa Barbara County

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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Cabernet Franc can perform well in a slightly cooler climate, but it enjoys excellent sun exposure and drainage for complete ripening and the best possible flavors. There are microclimates where this varietal thrives in this county. We were able to find those characteristics in a local vineyard close to us. The fruit was sourced from the Los Alamos Hills Vineyard. Though the Los Alamos region does not have an AVA, it should. The reds here are meaty with a distinctive deep berry, earthy quality, and this wine follows suit.

With its expressive fruit and firm acids, the wine was given all the time and care it needed to allow the elements to harmonize and reach its highest potential. To extract the most fruit character, the grapes are cold soaked for 72 hours, allowed a slow, extended fermentation, followed by 45 days of post-fermentation maceration. This built a wine of intensity yet balance, with fruit reminiscent of ripe blackberries, blueberries and spice supported by a toasty vanilla component from approximately 38 months barrel age, 20% new French oak.The wine is 95 % Cabernet Franc with a 5% addition of Petit Verdot. Serve this wine with lamb or pork chops, roasted Cornish game hens, or a filet mignon. Bottle Price: $39.00

2008 Tempranillo Santa Barbara County

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Bedford 2008 Tempranillo_1inThis Spanish red varietal is commanding attention. The fruit is from the Cuyama area of Santa Barbara County, a region gaining in reputation. Dark, opaque purple in the glass, our 2008 is a wine of depth showing a rich blackberry/spice character and a long velvety finish. Though intense, well structured and will age for years to come, the complexity is such that it is deceptively food friendly and enjoyable now. Serve with more flavorful dishes such as roast beef, herb crusted lamb, or cassoulet.  SOLD OUT!

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara County

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Bedford Cab Sauv 07_1in_web From the newly designated appellation of Happy Canyon in the warmer, eastern Santa Ynez Valley, comes our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. A warmer climate necessary for this late ripening variety ensured a completely mature grape and the flavors to go with it. 30 months barrel age in french oak provides grace. This is a rich, deeply colored, impeccably well mannered wine with everything in its proper place and just enough intrigue to take it to the next level. The earthy blackberry character backed by notes of vanilla from extended oak aging follows through to its silky, long finish. Its sophistication and flare makes this the Cary Grant of Cabernets. Only 80 cases were made.    Bottle Price: $30.00 –   SOLD OUT

SAVE THE DATE: MUSHROOMS GONE WILD! Jan 22, 2011

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

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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