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2023 Vino de Sueños benefiting People Helping People

Saturday, April 15, 2023

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

The Brander Vineyard

2401 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

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People Helping People’s signature spring event, “Vino de Sueños is once again celebrating the “arts” of the Santa Ynez Valley; artisanal food, glorious wines dynamic painting and sculpture, and live music. You are invited to join the party, which will benefit PHP with our important mission of supporting farm workers in our communities with life-saving support services.


We are proud to welcome you to The Brander Vineyard for the ultimate wine country experience.

WELCOME TO THE BRANDER VINEYARD | The Ultimate Country Experience

The Brander Vineyard and Tasting Room is the venue for this year’s event. Early members of Vino de Sueños, Brander’s tasting room, garden and patio provide a beautiful setting for tasting wine, placing your bids on artwork, enjoying flavors from local chefs, and listening to live musicians.

As an additional surprise and link to art, guests will be welcomed to tour the private Brander Museum of Folk Art currently showing indigenous art from Oaxaca - a rare opportunity for the public to enjoy.

VINO DE SUEÑOS | Wine of Dreams

Vino de Sueños, “Wine of Dreams,” is a wine brand conceived by the non-profit human services organization, Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People (PHP) in conjunction with a select group of premium Santa Barbara County vintners. Their goal is to make a difference in the lives of the vineyard and farm workers who are the heart and soul of Santa Barbara County’s agricultural economy and more specifically, the vineyard and wine businesses. Founding participant wineries of Vino de Sueños include Alma Rosa, Buttonwood, Clos Pepe, Feliz Noche, Foxen, Longoria, and Presidio.

Becky Barieau has served as the Wine Director for VDS since its inception.

WINE TASTING & WINE BOUTIQUE | 100% of the wine sales are donated to PHP!

Included with your ticket are tastings of each of the featured wineries. There will also be a wine shop set up and 100% of the wine sales are donated to People Helping People. Come ready to add to your wine collection!


Brander, Foxen, Stolpman, Buttonwood, Riverbench, Gainey, Barieau, Co'lluvial, Camins 2 Dreams, Esfuerzo, Dascomb Cellars, Clendenen Family Wines

ART AUCTION | Celebrating Synergy

As always, artists are an integral part of Vino de Sueños. In fact, Celebrating Synergy—the cooperation of many people’s hands, minds, and talents to make the glorious wines and fine food we enjoy-- is the theme of this year’s event. Artist works will be displayed alongside wine and food tasting tables. Our contributing artists have donated their work for the art auction, all to raise funds for the farmworkers who help create Santa Barbara County wines and put food on our tables. 


Chris Chapman, Pat Roberts, Susan Belloni, Peggy Brierton, Jim Farnum (Honorary Art Director), Kevin Gleason, Rebecca Gomez, Patricia Hedrick, John Iwerks, Renee Kelleher, Teresa McNeil Maclean, Sharon Tate (Art Director), Laura Susan Thomas, Seyburn Zorthian, William Galzerano.

Jeffrey Bloom has generously donated the use of his photos of local agricultural workers.

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CULINARY DELIGHTS | Premier Local Chefs

Local premier Chefs are joining forces to create one-of-a-kind small bites, each combining locally sourced ingredients with their signature style. These talented culinary artists are longtime supporters of People Helping People and have generously donated appetizers for this signature fundraiser.


Chef Jake O. Francis (Valley Piggery), Corner House Café & Coffee,

Los Olivos Wine & Merchant Café

Jamie Edlin, Culinary Event Director

LIVE MUSIC sponsored by Coastal Pacific Transportation | Bobby & Steve

Grab a glass of wine and enjoy the easy listening of Bobby Montanes and Steve Puailoa.


For the (Re)Launch of Vino de Sueños, Kros Andrade refreshed our original icon and we are proud to introduce a new Vino de Sueños Seal. Our contributing wineries will maintain their respective labels.

Karina Puente, a Mexican-American artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a product of the Santa Ynez Valley and its local schools. She created the original art piece which became the dream “icon” at the center of each label which identifies it as part of the Vino de Sueños brand.

Tying art and wine together on our VDS brand labels is graphic artist, Kros Andrade of UVA Design Studios. Kros, who grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley, was immediately interested in volunteering his services to support farm and vineyard workers. For the past fourteen years, he has created a beautiful collector’s set of individual labels that are representative of our unique brand. 


This signature event is an important fundraiser and your support ensures we can help local families in need year-round. Please consider adding a special donation to your ticket purchase.

If you need assistance, have questions, or want to make a gift through your Donor Advised Fund, contact Erica Jane Flores at 805-686-0295 or ericaf@syvphp.org.


If you would like to mail a donation, please make a check payable to "Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People" and send it to P.O. Box 1478, Solvang, CA 93464

Tax ID# 77-0338060



Santa Ynez casual-chic –smart, stylish, and jeans are welcome (and matching masks, if you choose!). Be mindful, the walkways and wine shop are on on gravel. Keep your eye out for the weather forecast. You may want to bring a wrap, light sweater, or coat with you.



Blue Star will be providing complimentary valet parking for all guests. Thank you for drinking responsibly. Please plan for a designated driver.



If you have any mobility needs or special accommodations, please notify us in advance at (805) 686-0295.


We are committed to the safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and community partners. This includes enhanced procedures and modified event plans in close coordination with health authorities and state and local governments.

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