Some Kinship Center Board members were among the hundreds of guests who turned out for the 55th Annual Wine & Food Tasting in Paicines, CA on September 10, hosted by Kinship Center’s Gabilan Auxiliary Chapter. The event is the oldest of its kind in the country.

L-R Linda Dorris, J.P. Puette and husband Bob Puette, and Board Chair Sandy Haney expressed their heartfelt gratitude to members of this dedicated group, who work for months each year to create their signature event that raises major funds to support Kinship Center’s programs for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

A founding Chapter member Velma Tiffany, shown here flanked by Kinship Center teddy bears, has been part of the event since the beginning, as have many dozens of leading area wineries and restaurateurs.

Kinship Center would like to express special thanks this year to Presenting Sponsors Rabobank, Teknova, and Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, and to Make-a-Difference Sponsors Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope LLP, Devcon, Sprig Electric, Pacific Diversified Insurance, Filice Farms, Walters & Wolf, and Postal Graphics. Appreciation also goes to those who generously donated dozens of beautiful auction items and supported the event in a variety of ways.

We salute this year’s participating Wineries: Aimee June Winery, Aldrich Vineyards, Alicats Winery, Bear’s Hideaway, Calera Wine Company, Casa de Fruta, DeRose Vineyards, Diago Chateau & Estate Wines, Donati Family Vineyars, Enz Vineyard, Fortino Winery, Frank Family Vineyards, Giadomella, Guerra Cellars, Guglielmo Winery, Hahn Estates, Hecker Pass Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jayse Wines, Kirigin Cellars, Paraiso Vineyards, Pietra Santa Winery, River Run Vintner, Six Strings Winery, San Benito Wine Company, Ventana Vineyards, Wild Eye Winery, Damm Good Water, and S. Martinelli & Company.

...and this year’s participating Restaurateurs: B&R Farms, “The Basque Restaurant,” Cafe Ella, Casa de Fruta, Cheung Seng Chinese Restaurant, Country Rose Cafe, Dona Ester’s Restaurant, Dona Maria’s, Heavenly Bakery, Jardine’s Restaurant, Java Express, Knife and Fork Cafe, Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor, Marich Confectionary, Miyako Japanese Restaurant, Paine’s Restaurant, Papa Murphy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza, Pregresso Tamale Parlor, Relax Grillin’ & Chillin’, Ridgemark Golf & Country Club, San Juan Oaks Golf Club, Save Mart, Starbuck’s Coffee, Thyme Catering Co., Vertigo Coffee, Victoria’s Italian Deli, and Windmill Market. Congratulations on a spectacular fundraising event!

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