Sunset Soirée 2017

  On Saturday, May 20th, friends of Hillside House will once again gather in the gardens of El Mirador to enjoy exceptional food and wine in support of our 59 exceptional residents.

     Hillside House’s Sunset Soirées have two traditions: 1) serving the finest wines from around the world and 2) honoring someone whose efforts on behalf of our residents have exceeded what can be expected of any single volunteer. This year, we are honoring our Board Vice-President Norris Goss as our 2017  “Person of Purpose.” And we will serve selections from Ridge Winery—one of America’s finest.

Norris has been a tireless advocate for Hillside House in the Santa Barbara community for 16 years. Many of our most committed supporters began their affiliation with our facility due to her enthusiastic championing. Together with Nancy Read, Norris established our annual fundraising program, which to date has raised more than $1 million for Hillside House residents. We are endlessly grateful to Norris for her committed service to our residents.

In 2006, Ridge’s Monte Bello Cabernet won the The Judgement of Paris’s 30th anniversary tasting competition, beating out a dozen of the world’s top wines. Our 14th Annual Sunset Soirée will feature three Ridge varieties as well as a visit from its winemaker Eric Baugher. Guests will enjoy Ridge wines while learning about its philosophy and processes. The wines will be paired with a classic California menu in the gardens of one of Santa Barbara’s most glamorous settings—the El Mirador Estate.

A silent auction will feature dinners at Santa Barbara’s finest restaurants, family memberships to local museums, golfing at La Cumbre Golf Club, 90-minute massages, fine art, and much more.

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge your senses while simultaneously helping Hillside House residents have lives that are rich in community, loving care and opportunities to reach their potential. Tickets are $200. Tables of eight are available at the early bird price of $1,400 if purchased by May 1st.


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Thank you Soirée Sponsors!


Gunther & Mary Jane Baumgartner, Norris & Barry Goss and Tita Lanning

Santa Rita

MarBorg Industries, Barbara & Gerrold Rubin, John & Laurie Tilson and Jim & Marcia Wolfe

Napa Valley

Louise & David Borgatello, Hank and Maureen Doherty Bowis, Susan & Jim Chapman, Richard & Mary Compton, Chapman & Demboski Insurance Services, Susan & Raymond Dingman, Richard & Francie Monk, Cecille Raleigh, Nancy Read and Jon & Mary Anne Valois

Paso Robles

Beyond Heating and Air, Bill & Kathy Borgers, Jim & Chana Jackson, Carole & Sebastiano Sterpa, Erik & Dyanne Wipf