PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 12, 2011

Harvest for Hospice of Santa Barbara Wine, Food, and Music Festivities Support Local Bereavement Services

The Brander Vineyard in Los Olivos Hosts Harvest Celebration to Benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara

On Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, The Brander Vineyard at 2401 North Refugio Road in Los Olivos will host a harvest afternoon of wine, food, music and fabulous vineyard vistas to benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara’s local services.

“We’re thrilled to be involved in the celebration of Brander Vineyard’s annual harvest,” said Steve Jacobsen. “In addition to providing an opportunity to enjoy local wine, food, and entertainment, Harvest for Hospice of Santa Barbara is supporting the emotional, spiritual and practical needs of the terminally ill and their families in our community.”

Harvest for Hospice of Santa Barbara guests will enjoy a gourmet hors d’oeuvres reception catered by Ca Dario, accompanied by hand-crafted, world-class wines from Brander Winery, while soaking in the vineyard vista views to the music of local Latin guitarist Anthony Ybarra.

Doug Macmillian, acclaimed chef recognized for his award-winning Cioppino, will provide a cooking demonstration as an exclusive preview of the hugely popular Bouillabaisse Festival which will return in May 2012 after a few years’ hiatus, and will also support Hospice of Santa Barbara.

In addition, there will be selected silent auction items including a Winemaker’s Dinner for eight hosted by The Brander Vineyard. Each guest will receive an etched wine glass commemorating the event.

Tickets are $125. To purchase tickets, visit or call (805) 563-8820. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.

The mission of Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc. is to care to for anyone experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. All services are provided free of charge.

For more information, please call (805) 563-8820 or visit

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