Santa Barbara Wine Auction


About The 2016 Wine Auction

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation (SBVF) surpassed its record-setting $1 million dollar goal to support the work of medical aid organization Direct Relief at the ninth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction held March 12, 2016 at the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s hit reality show “The Bachelor,” emceed this sold out celebrity-filled evening. Guest chef, Michael Mina, a James Beard Award winning chef, crafted an exquisite three-course dinner that was complimented by reserve wine tastings from more than 40 of Santa Barbara County’s most celebrated vintners.

In a brief award ceremony, the SBVF honored Sanford & Benedict Vineyard co-founders, Richard and Thekla Sanford and Michael Benedict with the Pioneer Award, as well as Bob and Louisa Lindquist as Vintners of the Year.

“Because of their extraordinary efficiency, Direct Relief will be able take the money we raised on Saturday and leverage that into more than $30 million in medical aid provided around the world and right here in Santa Barbara County,” says Vintners Foundation president, Jenny Williamson Doré of Foxen Vineyard and Winery. “We are honored to be a partner with this amazing organization that is headquartered in Santa Barbara County.”
Since 2000, the Santa Barbara Vintners have raised more than $4 million dollars for Direct Relief, which translates into over $100 million in medical aid.

2016 Evening Program

Who The Auction Has Helped

Special Guests

The evening was hosted by Chris Harrison
ABC’s “The Bachelor”


Chris Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Dallas, Texas native went to Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship, and then made the natural transition to sportscasting with a local station. During his six years there, he worked his way up the ranks from part-time sportscaster to weekend sportscaster. He also had the opportunity to cover hard news stories, including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building, an event which profoundly affected his perspective on life and career.

A visit to L.A. in 1999 for an audition for a horseracing network led to a permanent move. Later that year, Harrison landed the job as host of HGTV’s Designers Challenge, which was consistently one of the network’s highest rated shows. In 2001, he became host of ABC’s hit romance/reality series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He also has hosted ABC’s popular reality show, Bachelor Pad, the “all-star” reunion from previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the last two years.

Harrison continues to advance in the entertainment industry through a variety of professional endeavors. He was just named as the new host of the nationally syndicated game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He has joined the popular long-running franchise beginning with its 14th season the fall of 2015, while remaining the host of the Bachelor franchise. Harrison co-hosted ABC’s live coverage of The Miss America Pageant for the past four years, and first hosted the iconic broadcast on ABC in 2004. Additional hosting credits include Emmys Red Carpet Live at the 2012 Primetime Emmys; ABC’s 2011 American Music Awards Red Carpet; live television coverage of the final championship rounds of The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee on ABC; ABC’s 2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live!, and Road to the 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards,’s daily coverage leading up to the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards.

In a departure from his many broadcast endeavors, Harrison is turning to the written page, as he pens his first book — an emotional, passionate and suspenseful novel entitled The Perfect Letter. The romantic novel, published by Harper Collins, will be out on May 19.

The versatile Harrison has done his fair share of acting as well, with roles in the popular television series Alias, The Practice, Six Feet Under and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. His feature film appearances include Bounce, Showtime and portraying himself in the comedy Date Movie.

In his spare time Harrison still plays soccer and has become addicted to golf. He has developed a great appreciation for the weather and lifestyle of Southern California, and spends as much time as possible outdoors with 13-year-old son, Joshua, and 11-year-old daughter, Taylor.


Award-Winning Chef Michael Mina was our celebrity chef

Chef Michael Mina

I started in the kitchen when I was very young, and I am still as intrigued with the process as I was when I was a 15-year-old Garde Manger in a small French restaurant in my Hometown.

In 1991 at the age of 22 I was given the opportunity of a lifetime – help design an upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco from scratch – and I threw myself into the project heart and soul. It became AQUA and opened to rave reviews in a town known for great cuisine.

Now here it is, 20+ years and many restaurants later. I reimagined AQUA and completely restored it to create Michael Mina. Since then, I’ve opened more than 25 destination restaurants, hired world-class executive chefs and the best teams you can find. With their help, I am honored to say, my restaurants have achieved a success that has put MINA Group ahead of its class.

You could say that the key ingredient to this accomplishment is an unwavering passion for food combined with a commitment to phenomenal service for our guests.

The Auctioneer, Dawnmarie Kotsonis

DawnMarie Kotsonis

The Wine Auction’s star auctioneer, “Gavel Girl” DawnMarie Kotsonis, originally hails from Brooklyn, NY, but now calls Southern California home. Her career in fundraising began in the 1980’s while she was running a successful commercial auction firm and was sparked by the very personal experience of raising funds in support of Cystic Fibrosis – the disease that claimed the lives of both her nephew and her best friend.”

With nearly 30 years of auction and fund development experience, DawnMarie has presided over countless record-breaking auctions including Wine Spectator Top-10 charity events. DawnMarie’s high energy and fun approach to an auction makes her equal part entertainer and fundraiser. She feels that the key to a successful benefit auction is “To make it fast, make it fun and leave everyone feeling great for having raised a lot of money for a great cause!”

DawnMarie was the auctioneer at the 2014 Santa Barbara Wine Auction, and was excited to participate again in the 2016 auction in support of the amazing work done throughout the world by Direct Relief. A true believer in the mantra “no margin … no mission,” DawnMarie applauds Direct Relief’s incredible success in turning every dollar raised into approximately a $35 return on their supporter’s contributions.

The Santa Barbara Wine Auction Honorees

We are happy to announce the 2016 “Vintner of the Year Award” went to Louisa and Bob Lindquist of Qupé and the “Pioneer Award” went to Sanford & Benedict Vineyard’s founders Richard and Thekla Sanford and Michael Benedict.

Vintner of the Year Award

Louisa and Bob Lindquist of Qupé


Louisa Sawyer Lindquist is the inspiration behind Verdad. In the late 80s, while working at a retail store on Long Island, Louisa became enamored with the beauty and finesse of Spanish Albariño. She studied the different producers and styles and realized that Albariño is a remarkable wine both as an aperitif and as a great food wine. Soon Louisa was exploring other Spanish wines, and found that Tempranillo held the same allure for her. When she began working for a fine wine importer & distributor in New York, she had the opportunity to work with the Classical Wines of Spain portfolio and expanded her knowledge.

Louisa spent the early 80s studying and working in the vineyards of Long Island. Her background in viticulture served her well when she moved to California and began working with wineries and their vineyards. She was amazed at the similarities between the Spanish wine country and California, and was surprised to find that there was very little Albariño or Tempranillo planted. About the same time, Louisa began dating Bob Lindquist, the owner/winemaker of Qupé Wine Cellars, and introduced him to the beauties of Spanish wines. In time they began planting small blocks of the two grape varietals at the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley on the Central Coast of California, experimenting with clones and organic growing techniques.

As the plantings at Ibarra-Young matured and began to produce fruit, Louisa went to Spain to work harvest. She traveled to the primary grape growing regions to understand how the top producers worked with the fruit in both the vineyards and the winery. As she talked with the people across the country, she noticed that one of the favorite expressions, repeated on a regular basis was “es la verdad” (that’s the truth). That became her inspiration to naming the fledgling brand.

Today Verdad Wine Cellars produces Spanish varietal wines from organic and biodynamic grapes. The grapes and resulting wines are minimally handled to reflect the true character of the grape and the unique flavors of these beautiful vineyards. The wines are produced at Qupé under Bob’s direction.

Louisa and Bob are now married and have a son, Theo. They live in San Luis Obispo where they purchased property in Edna Valley and planted it to Rhône and Spanish varieties. Named Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, it was planted in 2005 and farmed using biodynamic and organic cultivation. In 2009 the vineyard was Demeter certified biodynamic and Stellar certified organic.


Mention Syrah and the name Qupé will soon come up. An original Rhône Ranger, veteran winemaker Bob Lindquist was one of the first to advocate American-made Syrah and other Rhône varietals such as Grenache, Roussanne, and Marsanne. He has been a leader in the movement producing world class editions since the early 1980s. His passion for wine is only equaled by his passion for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bob’s first wine encounter was as a U.C. Irvine student in the early 1970s, where he sipped quality wine for the first time and instantly was hooked. He began frequenting Hi-Time Cellars, a well-stocked wine shop in Costa Mesa, asking lots of vinicultural questions. In 1975, Bob moved north to pursue a career in the wine business. His first job found him working harvest at Fortino Winery, near Gilroy. From there he went up the ranks at San Martin Winery, and seized the opportunity to manage their new Ventura County tasting room in 1976. While working there, Bob decided his destiny lay in the wine country of Santa Barbara County.

On New Year’s Day, 1979, Bob moved to the Santa Ynez Valley to manage an innovative wine shop in the little town of Los Olivos. The shop’s proprietor was the son of Marshall Ream, who co-owned the nearby Zaca Mesa Winery. Through this connection, Bob became friends with Jim Clendenen, Zaca Mesa’s assistant winemaker at the time.

Indulging his obsession for rock-and-roll, Bob bought tickets to a late summer Kink’s concert. After his boss abruptly fired Bob for attending the show, Jim Clendenen stepped in and got Bob a position as Zaca Mesa Winery’s first tour guide. Tourists were few and far between in 1979, so Bob spent most of his time in the cellar, learning to make wine under Jim’s tutelage.

Bob struck out on his own in 1982 and founded Qupé (which means “poppy” in Chumash), renting space in other area wineries to make his wine. As production grew, Bob focused his efforts on Syrah and other Rhône varieties, but continued to craft ever-popular Chardonnay, which helped to pay the bills.

In 1989, Bob joined his old friend Jim Clendenen (who founded Au Bon Climat in 1982) to build a winery of their own under a lease agreement with Bien Nacido Vineyards. To this day, the two continue to produce their wines at the elegant facility, located on the Santa Maria Mesa.

Bob and Jim have mentored dozens of winemakers over the years including Bob’s wife, Louisa Sawyer Lindquist. With Louisa as winemaker, Bob partnered in a second winery, Verdad (the Spanish word for “truth”), which specializes in Spanish varieties. To take their wines to the next level, Bob and Louisa purchased an 80-acre ranch in the Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County in 2002. The couple installed the 40-acre Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, which is planted to Pinot Noir, Marsanne, Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo, and Albariño, and is certifiably farmed according to strict Demeter biodynamic standards. Resulting wines consistently hit the 90 point plus wine review scale.

In October 2013, controlling interest in Qupé was acquired by investor Charles Banks. Charles’ investments include such notable wineries such as Mayacamas and Sandhi. Bob Lindquist is now a partner and remains the winemaker. “It’s nice to have a financial partner who shares our vision. Charles is such a wine geek. He’s a perfect fit. And he’s local,” states Bob. “This partnership allows me to focus on the vineyards and winemaking.”

Pioneer Award

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard’s founders Richard and Thekla Sanford


There is a bottle of the 1976 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir displayed in the Vintner’s Hall of Fame in the wine museum at the Greystone Cellars in the Napa Valley which recognizes the pioneering legacy of that wine. The label on the bottle reads, “Grown, Produced and Bottled at our vineyard in the Coastal Hills of the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County by SANFORD & BENEDICT, Winegrowers at Lompoc California”. That describes the location of the first vineyard in what would become the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation.

Just 24 miles from the sea, the vineyard is planted on an ancient landslide. The soils are derived from the Monterey Formation, a miocene sedimentary sea floor deposit. The deep well drained soils have an abundance of siliceous angular flint-like chert which promotes good drainage. The cool, on-shore maritime winds create an ideal climate for premium winegrapes.


“Living here and physically working the land here has been important in my own personal, spiritual development,” says Richard Sanford. “As I reflect on the vineyard, I believe my favorite remembrances were as Mary Oliver says ‘married to amazement’ as I went about my daily activities nurturing my young vines through the five years of growth before fruition. I can still identify with the smells of the earth and green grass as my plow slipped through the moist earth. I can still feel the warmth of the manifold on my legs in the crisp morning air as on my d-4 caterpillar tractor, I trundled up and down the rows, nurturing each of my 61,400 grapevines. The slightly acrid smell of a wisp of diesel smoke from the tractor mixed with the organic smells are indelible in my memory bank.”

Thekla met Richard in time for the first vintage produced in the converted barn of the bean farm. The inspiration was simple burgundy style winemaking, squat open- top wooden fermenters and oak barrel aging. The farm never had electricity so working and living were by gaslight. “Thekla and I were married here. It has been our honor to be stewards of this land.” This year Richard and Thekla celebrate 40 vintages together.

Pioneer Award

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard’s Founder Michael Benedict

Michael Benedict

Michael Benedict began his career as a research botanist directly after completing his studies in mathematics and botany at UC Santa Barbara. In 1966 he was appointed by UCSB Chancellor Vernon Cheadle to the UCSB faculty as a Research Specialist and was selected to serve as the first Resident Manager of the Channel Islands Field Station on Santa Cruz Island (now the UC Santa Cruz Island Reserve) . He followed his tenure there with almost three decades of service as a Research Associate with the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens.

In 1970 Michael and Richard Sanford made an offer to lease the land that became the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard with an option to buy in five years. The deal was consummated and in 1971 they planted their vines on their own roots. In 1975, they made their first wine, a barrel of Pinot Noir and a barrel of Chardonnay. It was that vintage that gave them the confidence to move forward and buy the vineyard. In 1976 Sanford and Benedict made their first commercial offerings, the 1976 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Pinot Noir was released in 1978 and received unusually high acclaim – the first cold-weather Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara that set the stage for the appellation we now know as the Santa Rita Hills.

From 1970 until 1990, Michael continuously operated Sanford & Benedict, growing the grapes, selling off most of the production and making a small amount of wine. In 1990 he retired to dedicate himself to his family, continue his research, and focus on working with non-profits organizations.

Since 1990, Michael has continued his research, conducting many botanical explorations of the Mexican islands of the California Archipelago, researching the historical vineyards and wine enterprise on Santa Cruz Island, climate and soil analyses with respect to winegrowing on the island, and has expanded his research activities to the Central California mainland.

Michael has helped to start a number of non-profit organizations (the Santa Rosa-San Julian Wildlife Refuge, the Santa Ynez Valley Winegrowers Association, the Santa Ynez Valley Land Trust, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County) and has served as a trustee for the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara, and the Coastal Ranches Conservancy.

He is currently advising the development of four jewel-like winegrowing enterprises in the Santa Ynez Valley.



Panzumo. Direct Relief Wine Auction 2016. Bacara Resort & Spa. Photo: copyright © Isaac Hernandez/ 2016

Panzumo, based in Santa Barbara, California, was formed in 1998 by Budhi Harlow, and has performed all over Southern California since inception. Steeped in djembe drum and dance, Panzumo creates an uplifting and transformational experience for all. Their live performances are unforgettable, and they are known for their collaborations with classical and jazz musicians, and dancers and drummers from other world traditions.

Budhi Harlow is a musician, composer, drum teacher, and dynamic performer. He has produced 6 albums all based on or inspired by West African Rhythms. He has been sharing his passion for music and dance to children and adults for over 14 years. Budhi has studied drum and dance all over the world; primarily in Senegal, where he lived on and off for 9 years.

2016 Santa Barbara Wine Auction Steering Committee

Event Chair

Jennifer Kocian

Event Coordinator

Kara Shoemaker


Lori Baur
Lisa Iscovich
Jen Jones

Millie Barrett
Susan Beckmen
Helene Davison
Andy DiMizio
Julia Goggin
Eden Jasiorkowski
Hayley Jessup
Sandy Knox-Johnston
Gillian Kulp
Anne Miller
Kathy Mills
Helga Morris
Sherrill Oneill
Jill Remy
Patricia Sadeghian
Roxanna Solakian
Eric Sonquist
Linda Teasdale
Jenny Williamson-Doré
Gregg Wilson


Sponsorships & Tickets

The 2018 sponsors of The Santa Barbara Wine Auction will enjoy extensive event publicity, recognition in the community, and help to provide better health for people in need around the world.

Premier Sponsor $100,000

The Vaseline Healing Project

Platinum Sponsor $50,000


Gregg & Madelyn Foster

Gold Sponsor $25,000


Montecito Bank & Trust

Gerry & Bobbie Rubin

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

Silver Sponsor $10,000

  • BioIQ
  • MHL

Patricia Aoyama &
Chris Kleveland

Mark Linehan & Kimberly Schizas
Mark & Lynda Schwartz

Siri & Bob Marshall

Larry Dam & Betsy Jones

Belle & Daniel Cohen

Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing

Roxanna & Randy Solakian and Deanne & Brett Williams

Jorian Hill Vineyards

Au Bon Climat

Nick Pihakis

Advocate of Health Sponsor $7,500

  • Cambria
  • Beckmen Vineyards
  • Grassini Family Vineyards
  • Foxen Vineyard & Winery
  • The Hitching Post

Angel & Lisa Iscovich and
The Iscovich Foundation

Peter & Holly Krug

Tom & Carrie Cusack

Sanford Winery

Presqu’ile Winery

The Gardner, Hudnut, Jannotta, & Schlosser Families

Garland & Brenda Reiter

Event Underwriters

Auctioneer & Professional Staff



Andrew Paul


South Coast Emergency Medical Group

Sommeliers & Wine Service


Community Supporters




2016 Participating Wineries and Vintners

The following wineries from the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association hosted a table at the 2016 Santa Barbara Wine Auction.


2016 Auction Lots

Direct Relief Wine Auction 2014. Photo: Isaac Hernández/

In 2016 the silent auction featured many priceless experiences in food, wine, travel, and leisure which were each auctioned off to the highest bidder to benefit Direct Relief.

The live auction featured once-in-a-lifetime experiences including: the “Honoree’s Lot” comprised of a two-night stay, lunches and dinners for four at Mayacamas Vineyards hosted by Bob Lindquist of Qupé; A Vineyard-to-Table Anniversary Celebration commemorating 40 years of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard and 30 years of Hitching Post II; Dinner for 50 by Chef Michael Mina and hosted at vintner Jim Clendenen’s Rancho La Cuna, and A Day of Simpatico wine blending, lunch and dinner hosted by Foxen and Melville wineries and Wine Cask Restaurant.

To view the incredible selection of auction packages from 2016 please click on the links below.

The Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation and Direct Relief would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the 2016 donors who helped us raise over a million dollars.

Alpha List
A and J Limousine
A Tropical Affair
Above All Aviation
AC Miller Designs
Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. (Sponsored by Mark Collier)
Allora By Laura
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards
Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara
American Musical Supply
ampelos cellars
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Ascendant Spirits
Au Bon Climat
Audrey Johnson
Babcock Winery & Vineyards
Bacara Resort & Spa
Baehner Fournier
Beachside Bar
Beckmen Vineyards
Bell Street
Belmond El Encanto
Bhudi Harlow
Blue Apron
Blush Restaurant and Lounge
Bob and Louisa Lindquist
Bob Nakasone
Brander Vineyard
Brewer – Clifton
Brian McClintic
Byron Winery
Cafe Poca Cosa
CAMA Community Arts Music Assoc of Santa Barbara
Cambria Estate Vineyard and Winery
Cambria Inns Collection
Carbon 2 Cobalt
Casa de Herrero
Casa Dumetz Wines
Castle Coffee Roasters
Catering Connection
Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara
C’est Cheese Santa Barbara
Chandler Men’s Salon
Chocolate Maya
Circle Bar B
CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
Classic Party Rentals
Clif Bar & Company
Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours
Coastal Concierge
Cost Plus World Market
Country Catering
Coveted Cakery
Crossbow Leather
Cutler’s Artisan Spirits
Dan Smith
Deckers Outdoor
Dick Godfrey
Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards
Downey’s Restaurant
Dr. & Mrs. Angel Iscovich
Dragonette Cellars
Drake + Chatter Tasting Room
DV8 Cellars
Eat This Shoot That
Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
Ensemble Theatre Company
Ernie Getto
Eureka! Burger
Evolutions Medical Spa
Fiddlehead Cellars
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Float Luxury Spa
Four Seasons Houston
Four Seasons Santa Barbara
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Frank Ostini
Frias Properties of Aspen
Gallup & Stribling Orchids
Ganna Walska Lotusland
Granada Theatre
Grassini Family Vineyards
Green Star Coffee
Gregg & Madelyn Foster
Gregg Wilson
Harbor View Inn
Helga Morris
Henry Chaney
High Sierra Grill
Hilliard Bruce
Hitching Post II
Hitching Post Wines
Hotel Esencia, Mexico
Ice in Paradise
il fustino
Imagine Wine
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Industrial Eats
Isaac Hernandez
J. Wilkes Wines
J. Woeste in Los Olivos
Jaffurs Wine Cellars
Jane Restaurant
Jeanne Newman
Jeffrey Aaronson
Jen Jones
Jenny Williamson Dore’
Jessica Foster Confections
Jorian Hill
Juice Ranch
Julienne Restaurant
Just Folk
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Kahuna Grill
Kanaloa Seafood
Kathy Mills
Ken Brown Wines
LA Natural History Museum
Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
Liquid Farm
Longoria Wines
Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
Lucky’s Steakhouse
Lure Fish House
Madelines Restaurant
Maienza Wilson
Margerum Wine Company
Mark Linehan & Kim Schizas
Market Forays
Martellotto Wine Productions
Martian Ranch & Vineyard
Martin & Kerrilee Gore
Mary Sadeghian
Melville Winery
Meritage Collection
Metropolitan Theatres
Mishay Salon and Spa
Moby Dick Restaurant
Morgan McLaughlin
MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Municipal Winemakers
Nancy and Larry Koppelman
New West Catering
Nielson by Byron
Norwegian Cruise Line
Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone
Opal Restaurant
Opus One
Outrigger Canoe Club
Patricia Guerrera
Patrick Enthoven
Paul Lato Wines
Paul Mitchell
Pizza Mizza
Potek Winery
Presqu’ile Vineyard & Winery
Pure Joy Catering
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Recipes Organic Bakery
Redbury Hotel
Refugio Ranch Vineyards
Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro
Rick and Diana Longoria
Rodney’s Grill
Room & Board
S.Y. Kitchen
Salt Cave
Sandra & Sam Tyler
Sandy Knox-Johnston
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Santa Barbara Adventure Co.
Santa Barbara Airbus
Santa Barbara Beach Rides
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
Santa Barbara Fit Tours
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Passport
Santa Barbara Rock Gym
Santa Barbara Soaps
Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara Trolley Company
Santa Barbara Zoo
Sappo Hill
SB Museum of Natural History
SB Signs
Segway of SB
Sherry Villanueva
Shutters By The Beach
Silvergreens & Kyle’s Kitchen LLC
Silverhorn Jewelers
Sisley Signature Spa
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Snake River Farms
Spark Creative Events
Su Nido Inn
Succulent Café
Summerland Winery
Susan Beckmen
Sustainable Vine Wine Tours
Tahoe Mountain Club
The Bay Club
The Black Sheep
The Brander Vineyard
The Channel Cat
The Frameworks
The French Press
The Good Lion
The Goodland Hotel
The Hotel Jerome
The Magic Castle
The Mex Authentic
The Motorsport Lab
The Natural Cafe
The Olive House
The Painted Cabernet
The Palace Grill
The Real McCoy Spirits Company
The Sanger Family of Wines
The Santa Barbara Beekeeper
The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
The Spicy Gourmet
The Upham Hotel & Country House
The Walking Company
The Westin Maui
Theater League
Tiffany Jewelers
Tim Brown
Toma Restaurant and Bar
Trader Joes
Trattoria Grappolo
Tre Lune
Truth Aquatics
Turiya Wines
UCSB Athletics
Underground Salon
Upscale Massage
Verdad Wine Cellars
VW Floral Marketing
Waxing Poetic
Westerly Wines
Wheel Fun Rentals
Wine Cask
Yoga Soup
Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond



Bacara Resort and Spa

Bacara Resort & Spa

In 2016 guests were invited to spend the weekend at the award-winning Bacara Resort & Spa. The resort is nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, offering relaxed luxury and breathtaking views for an unforgettable getaway in Santa Barbara.

Press & Photos

Photos from the 2016 Event


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2016 Press Releases & Event Coverage

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