SPECIAL EVENTS 2016
Sunday, July 3rd ~ 1-5 PM ~ All-American Pie Baking Contest & Picnic at the Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
There is nothing like a home-baked pie. Its origins may not be from this continent but it feels like it should be. Celebrate Independence Day weekend with an old fashioned, All-American Pie Baking Contest & Picnic with us. The event starts with an All-American picnic with grilled sausages, bread, salads, a glass of wine, and of course pie! Last year was our first contest, and we had over 30 pies – apple, blueberry, pear, cherry, peach, and inventive combinations. There was also buttermilk, banana cream, lemon meringue, chocolate pecan – even a tamale pie. All pies are welcome from sweet to savory! We have a lineup of experienced judges that includes Mary Caldera (who judged in the County Fair), Joan Adams and Allan Vecente, all accomplished bakers that take their job seriously. They will be assessing crust, texture, flavor, appearance, and overall quality. Guests will also judge and are responsible for the People’s Choice Award. There will be prizes in different categories. Please call or email to register your pie so we can organize the judging better. Pies entered are the propery of the winery. Judging begins at 3:00 PM. All those who bring a pie get free entrance, and kids under 12 are free too. Tickets are $20, $15 for wine club members. For reservations or to register your pie, call 805-344-2107 or email email@example.com.
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