Tastings, Dinners, and More

Wine Events in Early 2012

S.B. Winery and Chef Pascale Beale: The cookbook author will prepare autumn and winter flavors in the form of a citrus salad, roasted black cod with herb-nut crust, and saffron poached pears, served alongside Pierre Lafond’s best wine. Saturday, January 28, noon-2 p.m., $30, (805) 963-3633 or, 202 Anacapa Street.

Hitching Post II’s 25th Anniversary: Until mid February, enjoy a three-course dinner for only $25 featuring soup or salad, dessert, and choice of flat-iron steak, Shelton turkey steak, Salmon Creek pork, or grilled fish. Pair that with the special release wine “Twenty Fifth,” a pinot noir from Fiddlestix and Rio Vista Vineyards, for $25 a bottle or $7.50 a glass. Throw in a commemorative glass for $2.50, too. (805) 688-0676,, 406 East Highway 246, Buellton.

Mushrooms Gone Wild! Bedford Winery hosts its sixth annual ode to fungus, pairing gewürztraminer, riesling, tempranillo, pinot noir, syrah, and more with grilled ’shrooms, ’shroom flatbread, ’shroom pâté, and other dishes. Saturday, January 28, 2 p.m., $25, (805) 344-2107,, 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos.

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