PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, March 28, 2013

SB’s Rape Crisis Center 5th Chocolate de Vine Fundraiser

Put on your cocktail attire and join us for a mouth-watering celebration of chocolate & wine at Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center’s Annual Chocolate de Vine fundraiser.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at The Santa Barbara Woman’s Club from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Live music provided by AREA 51.

For something extra-special, join us for the private VIP reception at 6:00 pm to sample distinctive reserve wines and hors d’oeuvres.

The benefit will offer fabulous chocolate creations from local chocolatiers and pastry chefs. The event will feature a judged competition of chocolate creations including Best Tabletop Presentation, Outstanding Flavor Appeal and the coveted People’s Choice Award.

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door (if available). The $100 VIP ticket also includes admission to the main event. Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-963-6832 or click here. Space is limited, so get your tickets now! Guests will also have a chance to bid on luxurious getaways, plus more, in our live and silent auctions.

The Chocolate de Vine fundraiser benefits Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, founded in 1974 to support survivors of sexual assault. SBRCC offers a 24-hour hotline, crisis and long-term counseling, self-defense programs, and sexual assault prevention education programs. All services are offered, regardless of ability to pay, in English and Spanish.

Event location: 670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and to purchase tickets, review our website.

Participants include:


Brazil Arts Café, The French Table, Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates , Piece of Mind, Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro, Rincon Catering & Beach Club, Santa Barbara Fudge, Shaybu Chocolates, Sojourner Café


Beckmen Vineyards, Brewer-Clifton, Dierberg Estate Vineyard, Dogwood Cellars, Giessinger Winery, Imagine Wine, Oreana Winery, Palmina, Rideau Vineyard, Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Starlane Vineyard, Whitcraft Winery

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