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), and a small group of premium Santa Barbara County vintners. This group wanted to make a difference in the lives of vineyard and farm workers who are the very heart and soul of the County’s agricultural economy and more specifically, the vineyard and wine businesses. Founding Participant Wineries of Vino de Suenos include Alma Rosa, Buttonwood, Clos Pepe, Feliz Noche, Foxen, Longoria, and Presidio.
The Vino de Sueños wines are sold in order raise funds to give workers and their families the assistance they need during difficult economic times. PHP will administer the funds to furnish basic needs (food, rent, and utility assistance) and family support services (counseling, youth after school programs, parent education, and scholarships). Services are directed to giving families a hand-up to achieve their dreams of a better life.
In addition to featuring a tasting and sale of the just-released Vino de Sueños wines, the celebration will include appetizer stations hosted by the Valley’s premier caterers, live music, and a silent auction featuring unique and large-format local wines, travel, and lifestyle items. The art auction is another unique aspect of Vino de Sueños. Each wine from the brand is labeled with a reproduction of an original art piece specifically created by a local artist for the wine, with the original artwork will be available for purchase at the event.