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! With your support, SDRI 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.

New this year – an online auction!

We will be offering unique, one-of-a-kind items and experiences in an online auction. Bidding opens August 21, 2021 at 8am!

**No ticket purchase necessary to bid in the online auction**

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.

2021 taste of the vine




The Redman Family Trust

Brian and Kate Groat


Norman Kurland and Deborah David

Montecito Bank and Trust

Tandem Diabetes Care


Insulet Corporation


Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cherry

The David Himelberg Foundation

Mechanics Bank

The Mosher Foundation

Pacific Western Bank

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians


Doug and Linda Boyd

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Tim and Louise Casey

The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation

Thomas and Nancy Crawford

Michael and Carolyn Karmelich

The Kim and Andrew Busch Family Foundation

Carol MacCorkle

Bob and Siri Marshall

Charlie and Marilyn Radaz, In Memory of Jay Radaz

David Reichert and Diane Dodds

Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Shirley Waxman


Alliance Wealth Strategies

Anchor Point IT Solutions

Joan Arnold

Brian and Marisa Bolton

George Burtness

William Burtness

Tommy and Teri Creath

Nollie Lei Dawson

Dr. Alex and Mrs. Laura DePaoli

Joan Estes-Lindskog

Ellen M. Goodstein

Lois Kroc

Mary Maxwell

Beverly Mester

Dylan and Caroline Minor

The Paskin Group

Matthew and Natalie Rowe

Santa Barbara Actuaries Inc.

Santa Maria Properties, Inc.

Jim and Amy Sloan

Middleton and Carol Squier

Dr. Gerald Svedlow and Catherine Breen

Angelina L. Trujillo, MD

Brad and Katherine Webb

Pierre Wiltzius, Ph.D.

community partner

Peter and Rebecca Adams

Bruce and Judy Anticouni

BC Pump Sales and Service

Elena Engel and Andrew Konigsberg

Donna Eyman

Ken and Peggy Faulk

Deborah Gibson

Jeannine Glockler

Christopher and Pamela Haskell

Jeff and Kara Hornbuckle

Lowell and Shirley McLellan

Robert Nagy and Julie Taguchi

David Ristig and Eileen Vopelak

Melville and Irene Sahyun

Sandra Tillisch Svoboda

John and Stacy Trimble

Joel Wallace

thank you to our


Au Bon Climat

Beckmen Vineyards

Buttonwood Winery

Casa Dumetz Wines

Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard

Fiddlehead Cellars

Foley Estates Winery

GoGi Wines

Grassini Family Vineyards

Grimm’s Bluff

Hospice du Rhone

Kenneth Volk Vineyards

Ledson Winery

Lindquist Family Wines

Longoria Wines

Melville Winery

Christian Menard

Miller Family Wine Company

Paul Lato

Pence Vineyards

Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

Rusack Vineyards

Skyenna Wines

Jim and Amy Sloan

Storm Wines

Talley Farms

Talley Vineyards

Wes Hagen