Drinking wine for a good cause is something we can all get behind, and I was lucky enough to do exactly that last Friday at A Sip of Cork & Barrel at Broken Top Club. In addition to beer, cocktails, and a vast array of red, white, and blended wines from nearly a dozen wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country, attendees were treated to small bites prepared by half a dozen local and regional chefs. Beyond food and wine, guests partook in a raffle, a silent auction, and photobooth shenanigans.
The annual fundraising event benefits the KIDS Center, a local organization that aims to prevent child abuse and support children who have been victimized. Participating wineries and adult beverage makers included Artise, Brewer-Clifton, Cambria Estate Vineyard and Winery, Casa Dumetz Wines, Martellotto Wines, Martian Ranch and Vineyard, Nielson By Byron, Presqui'ile Winery, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Turiya Wines, Worthy Brewing and Oregon Spirit Distillers. Participating restaurants included Five Fusion & Sushi Bar, Tetherow, Nancy P's Cafe & Bakery, 900 Wall, Broken Top Bottle Shop, and The Benson Hotel in Portland.