Photo Gallery: 10th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Auction Benefiting Direct Relief

Posted on Mar 9 by Leslie Dinaberg

More than 600 supporters gathered for Direct Relief’s 10th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Auction, held on February 17 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. The gala fundraiser, hosted by Chris Harrisonraised approximately $1.1 million to benefit Direct Relief and efforts to help the needy as a result of the Montecito mudslides and debris flows. For more information about Direct Relief, click here.

(L-R) Andrew Firestone, Hayley Firestone, Dennis Patrick, Ivana Firestone and MC Chris Harrison at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

(L-R) Andrew Firestone, Hayley Firestone, Dennis Patrick, Ivana Firestone and MC Chris Harrison at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

 

Karen Steinwachs, left, and Seyburn Zorthian of Buttonwood Farms Winery at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

Karen Steinwachs, left, and Seyburn Zorthian of Buttonwood Farms Winery at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

 

(L-R) Santa Barbara County Fire Department members Hugh Montgomery, Susan Beckman (Beckman Wines), Kevin Jones, and Captain Mike Dalcerri at the The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

(L-R) Santa Barbara County Fire Department members Hugh Montgomery, Susan Beckman (Beckman Wines), Kevin Jones, and Captain Mike Dalcerri at the The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

 

Jennifer and Ernesto Paredes of Easy Lift at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

Jennifer and Ernesto Paredes of Easy Lift at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

 

Dave Potter and Stephanie Dotson of Potek Winery and Municipal Winemakers at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

Dave Potter and Stephanie Dotson of Potek Winery and Municipal Winemakers at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Emily Hart Roberts, MercuryPress.com.

 

The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Representatives from Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Montecito Fire Department, Public Health Department, and other first responders honored at the 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Representatives from Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Montecito Fire Department, Public Health Department, and other first responders honored at the 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Auctioneer DawnMarie Kotsonis at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Auctioneer DawnMarie Kotsonis at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Seraphim Albrecht and Geoff Green of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Seraphim Albrecht and Geoff Green of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

n memory of Seth Kunin at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

In memory of Seth Kunin at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Bryan Titus Trio performs at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Bryan Titus Trio performs at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Direct Relief President/CEO Thomas Tighe, left, with actor Jane Lynch and Jennifer Cheyne at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Direct Relief President/CEO Thomas Tighe, left, with actor Jane Lynch and Jennifer Cheyne at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Amy Miller-Sim and Shelby Sim of Visit Santa Ynez Valley at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Amy Miller-Sim and Shelby Sim of Visit Santa Ynez Valley at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Marnie and Doug Margerum of Margerum Wines at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Marni and Doug Margerum of Margerum Wines at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

 

Steve Fennell of Sanford Winery and President, Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, bids on an auction item at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

Steve Fennell of Sanford Winery and President, Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, bids on an auction item at The 10th Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Photo: © Isaac Hernandez, MercuryPress.com.

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