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Santa Barbara Wine Auction returns in November


Proceeds from the event will go to the Direct Relief and Community Health Centers, which support Santa Barbara farmworkers and their families.

Grassini Family Vineyards will be awarded this year with the Vintner Honoree. Renowned charity auctioneer Billy Harris will host the biennial fundraiser.

May 31, 2022 (Santa Barbara, CA) – The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is pleased to announce the dates for its biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction. The charity reception and gala will take place November 11-12, 2022 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is founded on the “Grounded in Giving” philosophy and the auction is the nonprofit’s flagship fundraising event.

The Opening Reception on Friday, November 11 and the Black Tie Gala on Saturday, November 12 will bring together Santa Barbara wine community leaders, celebrities and philanthropists for two days of wine, food and auctions to support two of the most important charities in the region.

This year, the money raised will go to the auction’s longtime philanthropic partner, Direct Relief, the Santa Barbara-based international humanitarian organization, and Community Health Centers, which provide medical services to the working community. farms in Santa Barbara.

The 2022 Vintner Honoree will be Grassini Family Vineyards, the family-owned winery that helped launch the Happy Canyon AVA and continues to be a torchbearer in the Santa Barbara wine community.

“Our Vintner Honoree award is more than a celebration of a successful wine brand,” said Jessica Gasca, president of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, owner and winemaker of Story of Soil. “It’s for true leaders like the Grassini family, who go above and beyond and give back to the workers, steward the land, and demonstrate the ultimate respect for our place and our community.”

Renowned auctioneer Billy Harris will host this year’s event. The witty and electric Los Angeles-based Harris is one of the world’s most sought-after philanthropic hosts and specializes in fundraising at food and wine parties. Over the years, he’s helped raise over $100 million for the James Beard Foundation, No Kid Hungry, the New York Food Bank, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and Autism Speaks, among others.

More details are forthcoming regarding the exciting auction offerings and entertainment that will be showcased at the event.

For sponsorship opportunities, more information, and ways to get involved, please visit SBWineAuction.org.

About the Santa Barbara Wine Auction

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Santa Barbara Vintners. The biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction is the Foundation’s flagship charity event. Since its inaugural gala in 2000, the auction has raised more than $5 million for humanitarian organizations, including its longtime grantee and partner, Direct Relief. The 2022 Wine Auction will mark its 12th year of coming together to support, strengthen and give back to its community. https://sbwineauction.org