Sample Bedford Thompson's 1997 Gewurztraminer, 1995 Cabernet Franc, 1996 Chardonnay, 1996 Pinot Blanc and 1995 Syrah, followed by an Elizabethan dinner researched and prepared by the Great Dead Chefs Society. On the menu: lamb, sweet potatoes, salad, grilled fruit and a pudding dessert. Then relax for a performance of Shakespeare's magical play, "The Tempest."

Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 6 p.m. wine reception; 7 p.m. dinner; 8:10 to 10 p.m. performance. Bedford Thompson Winery & Vineyard, 9303 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos. (805) 344-2107. Reservations required. $40 for wine, dinner and play.

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