Join Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) for our 14th annual Taste of the Vine celebration featuring fine wine, gourmet food, and organic fresh vegetables from the Central Coast’s best purveyors.

Taste of the Vine has always been a successful in-person event. Just like last year, SDRI is committed to providing innovative and safe ways to honor our long-standing traditions. This year, we are planning a hybrid Taste of the Vine, giving sponsors options for either virtual or small in-person gatherings that include the area’s finest winemakers, and of course, wine!

Throughout this pandemic, SDRI’s focus has not changed–we have continued to improve the health and quality of life for men, women, and children who are impacted by diabetes. Today, almost 34 million men, women and children are living with diabetes in the U.S. alone, with 1.7 million Americans being diagnosed annually. SDRI has made significant advances in research, education, care, pediatrics, and pregnancy, since our founding in 1944.

Please join us in this celebration by becoming a sponsor. With your support, SRDI will further our mission of providing research, education, and care to those impacted by diabetes–both locally and globally. Please reach out to Kara Hornbuckle for more information at or (805) 682-7640 ext. 246.

why we fundraise

at sansum diabetes research institute

Diabetes is a significant public health problem in the U.S. and worldwide and its increasing prevalence produces adverse effects on physical and emotional health and quality-of-life for individuals and their families. 

For 76 years, SDRI’s research has produced clinical advances that have saved countless lives and relieved the pain, both physical and emotional, of an incalculable number of people with diabetes and their families. While we are accomplishing much, there remains more to be done. Please join us. Together we will make a difference.