The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

About

ABOUT THE SANTA BARBARA WINE AUCTION

The biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction has evolved through the years with the partnership of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief. The 2020 Wine Auction celebrates its 11th year of helping our community, vintners and those effected by natural disasters and other hardships. Held at the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, guests will experience an opening reception with local wines, appetizers and a customized Silent Auction. Guests will be hosted by Celebrity MC, Billy Baldwin. Local winemakers host each table and pour their hand-selected wines for guests during the four-course meal in The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Grand Ballroom. The menu was crafted with collaboration of Executive Chef Peter Lee of Loquita Santa Barbara and the Bacara Culinary Team. The evening carries into the animated Live Auction, led by returning auctioneer, DawnMarie Kotsonis. The competition to be the winning bidder during the Live Auction generates electric energy and great fun. During the “Stand Up and Be Counted” portion of the program, guests are invited to participate and support healthcare for our farmworkers in Santa Barbara county.


Evening Events

Starting at 5:00pm

WINE RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION
All guests are invited to register and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine while bidding on silent auction lots.

CEREMONY & DINNER
Join us in the Grand Ballroom for a four-course dinner with wines hosted by Santa Barbara Vintners.

LIVE AUCTION & STAND UP AND BE COUNTED
Bid on extraordinary travel adventures, exclusive winery experiences and exquisite dining packages.

Black tie attire

who the auction has helped

PROVIDING MEDICINES TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN ALL 50 U.S. STATES

Direct Relief strengthens America’s healthcare safety net by providing medicines and medical supplies to nonprofit community clinics and health centers serving low-income and underserved people.


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SAVING CHILDREN FROM PNEUMONIA

With support from Direct Relief, aid organization Last Mile Health (known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health) trained 10 Frontline Health Workers (FHW) in the last year to identify, treat, and refer children with symptoms of pneumonia – the number one cause of death of children under five worldwide.


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EQUIPPING EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WITH MOBILE PACKS

Direct Relief provides Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers, other first responders, and health outreach workers with ruggedized backpacks filled with medical supplies to help address community health needs during disasters.


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IMPROVING MATERNAL HEALTH WORLDWIDE

Direct Relief has equipped midwives, supported programs of obstetric fistula repair, increased access to cervical cancer screening, and has provided general medical aid in support of children’s health programs.


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The santa barbara Vintner Honoree

Stolpman Vineyards
When Tom Stolpman purchased the land that is now Stolpman Vineyards, he declared that if his dream of owning a vineyard was to come true, it would not be on the backs of people being taken advantage of. He asked vineyard manager Ruben Solorzano to employ vineyard workers year-round, so the team members could have a steady job, a career and raise their families with security. Ruben Solorzano took Tom's idea a step further: he aimed to further engage our workers. He wanted Stolpman's crew members to learn the lifecycle of the vine and become engaged and passionate about their work. A man of action, Ruben started a training program in which he gave one Cuadra - a small vineyard block - to his team so they would take responsibility for their land. Each crew member became the farmer rather than just the worker.
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Santa Barbara wine auction Event committee

SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jessica Gasca, SBVF President, Story of Soil
Tymari Lore, SBVF Vice-President, Folded Hills
Charles A.J. Fairbanks, SBVF Treasurer, Jackson Family Wines
Megan Schumer, SBVF Secretary
Shelby Sim, Visit Santa Ynez Valley
Chemayne Faulconer Simas, Cork Supply
Kali Kopley, Pico Restaurant
Stephen Janes, Pence Vineyards
Alison Laslett, Santa Barbara Vintners Association

 

EVENT MANAGEMENT
Solterra Strategies

EVENT DESIGN AND LOGISTICS
Karson Butler Events

AUCTION LOT PROCUREMENT SUPPORT
Erin Scherer, Community Craft

DIRECT RELIEF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark Schwartz, Chair, Former CEO, Import Distribution Industry
Pamela Gann, Vice Chair, Former President, Claremont McKenna
Jim Selbert, Secretary, Co-Founder, Warren & Selbert
Linda Gluck, Treasurer, Former Bank President and Public Official
Siri Marshall, Asst. Secretary, Former SVP, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer, General Mills
Mark Linehan, Asst. Treasurer, President, Wynmark Company
Steven A. Amerikaner, Partner, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Bitsy Becton Bacon, Real Estate Broker
David Brown, President, Somera Capital Management
Lou Buglioli, Executive Chairman, Viewpointe
Charles Fenzi, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Patrick Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, FedEx
Elizabeth Green, R.N., Registered Nurse
Jay McGonigle, Former Chair and CEO, Corporate Executive Board
Jane Olson, International Peace and Justice Volunteer
Jamie Ruffing, Ph.D., Public Health Office, Epidemiologist, and Lieutenant Colonel, US Air National Guard
Byron Scott, M.D., Deputy Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health
Thomas Sturgess, Executive Chairman, Tiri Group Limited and Blue Star Print Holdings
Steve Weintraub, Certified Financial Planner, Partner in West Coast Financial, LLC

Event Parnters

The 2020 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.

2020 Auction Lots

Live auction lots

2020 Live Auction Lots Coming Soon!

Silent auction lots

2020 Silent Auction Lots Coming Soon!

Thank You To Our Auction Item Donors

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the donors sponsoring this year’s event.

Location

Our guests were invited to spend the weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. 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.

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Contact Us

Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation

PO Box 1209
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 268-1309
info@sbvf.org

Solterra Strategies, Event Management

Alyssa Krichevsky
alyssa@solterrastrategies.com

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