Hillside House Events

sunset soiree 2014

On Saturday, June 14, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, Hillside House will host our 11th annual benefit event in the gardens of El Mirador Estate in Montecito, our Sunset Soirée.

This year's Sunset Soirée features Delicious Food & Wine Pairings for a Meditteranean Climate with renowned wine expert John Tilson.

Your mouth will water and your heart will sing as wine connoisseur John Tilson guides us on a delectable wine tasting, featuring his own carefully chosen selection of fine French wines that mingle delightfully with Mediterranean cuisine. Tilson will suggest artful pairings of food with each wine, so you can create your own memorable occasions. Come take your taste buds on a Mediterranean tour in the evocative setting of the famed gardens of El Mirador.

Open to all, this Sunset Soirée and French Wine Tasting includes delectable hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live music, and a silent auction with a wealth of fabulous offerings.

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To view a slideshow of last year's Soiree, click here.

All proceeds support the day-to-day operations of Hillside House, a home and therapeutic learning community for 59 people with developmental disabilities. Your generosity in joining us for the Sunset Soir ée helps to foster meaningful, healthy lives for our residents, who need our community's support to thrive.

Gardens of El MiradorCome spend a delightful early summer evening in the magical, famed gardens of El Mirador Estate in Montecito—made possible through the generosity of owner Tita Lanning—and help foster the dreams and abilities of 59 exceptional people who live and learn at Hillside House.

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About John Tilson: John Tilson has been visiting vineyards and tasting wines around the world since the late 1960s. He has tasted thousands of bottles of wine and written about many of them. John was the founder and managing editor of The Underground Wineletter, still a famed resource of information for wine lovers. Since 2009, The Underground went online, and John is still the leading contributor. His personable, knowledgeable and completely unpretentious style of writing, and his enthusiasm for wine, have earned him a following world-wide, and he is often quoted in other major wine publications.
At this year’s Sunset Soirée, John will introduce us to his own hand-picked selection of wines to accompany Mediterranean cuisine, educating us in his delightful style as we sample these captivating wines, accompanied by delicious hors d’oeuvres and finishing with dessert.

Silent Auction: Visit our auction website—coming soon!—to see the great items up for bid. You can donate an item to the auction, make an early bid, or learn more about the goods and services being offered at the Soiree. [This auction site will be launched soon. Please check back.]

The Sunset Soirée is open to the public, and we encourage all to attend and help make a difference for Hillside House. 

If you have questions, please contact Curt Lauber in the Development Office: clauber@hillsidehousesb.org or (805) 687-0788 ext. 115.

We would be delighted to share this lovely occasion with you.

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Sponsorships are available for our event and come with many benefits. To find out more about being a sponsor for this year's Sunset Soirée, please contact Curt Lauber in the Development Office: clauber@hillsidehousesb.org or (805) 687-0788 ext. 115.

We send Special Thanks to our first Generous Sponsors of this year's Soirée!  

Estate Sponsors:     Tita Lanning

       Jereboam Sponsors:      Silvio Di Loreto