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Monday, November 29, 2010 

Santa Barbara "Women in Wine" Fundraiser for Women's Economic Ventures

Women have been part of the winemaking industry in California since its early days, with Josephine Tychson who started making wine in 1886 near St. Helena. But it's been a bit more recent that women have been recognized as prominent winemakers, many of them owning their own vineyards and wineries. Since Santa Barbara is fortunate to have many talented female winemakers, two charity dinners will be held at Jade Restaurant to honor and highlight the accomplishments of a group of these talented women.  

At each dinner, the winemakers will bring selected wines to taste and speak about their experiences in the industry. Proceeds will benefit WEV, a local organization dedicated to empowering women for success in business through education and financial assistance.  

On Sunday, December 5th the lineup is:
  • Chrystal Clifton (Palmina)
  • Morgan Clendenen (Cold Heaven Cellars)
  • Kathy Joseph (Fiddlehead Cellars)
  • Brooke Carhartt (Carhartt Vineyard)
  • Teri Love (Gioia Wine)  
On Wednesday, December 8th the lineup is:
  • Leslie Mead-Renaud (Foley Estates, Lincourt Vineyards)
  • Karen Steinwachs (Buttonwood Winery)
  • Deborah Hall (Gypsy Canyon Winery)
  • Caren Rideau (Rideau Vineyard)
  • Jennifer Tensley (Lea Wines)  
The cost of $90 includes a set menu including starter, appetizer, entree and dessert, as well as wine, tax, and tip. 

Reservations are extremely limited due to the cozy size of Jade, and must be made in advance by credit card. Please call the restaurant at (805) 563-2007.

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