Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vines, Wines & Family Lines - #2 in Series

Fearless Food & Wine Pairing

Speaker: Fred Brander & Bob Dickey
Price: $10 SBCGS members and guests
$20 for non-SBCGS members

Sunday, Jul 26th 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Sahyun Library 316 Castillo Street, Patio

News Flash: Fred Brander, early Pioneer of Santa Barbara Wine Industry, joins VW&FL tour guide Bob Dickey, Sunday July 26th 3 ­ 5:00 p.m. at the Sahyun Library Patio.

C. Frederick "Fred" Brander was born in Argentina, but moved to Santa Barbara at a young age, just in time to help establish the "modern" Santa Barbara wine industry. The family owned Brander Winery was founded in 1975, produced its first Bordeaux varietal wine (Sauvignon Blanc) in 1977, and captured the first Santa Barbara Gold medal for a wine in 1978. Winemaker Fred Brander is as knowledgeable about the world of wines, and the history of the Santa Barbara wine industry, as anyone in the entire county. With a degree in chemistry and an early member of Santa Barbara chapter American Institute of Food & Wine (founded in 1981 by part-time local resident, the late Julia Child) Brander has successfully made wine, that is always enjoyable with food, for over 30 years.

Bob Dickey has, with zeal & curiosity, participated in practically every aspect of wine growing and making, and has augmented his enthusiasm by attending viticulture and enology classes at Alan Hancock College and UC Davis. For five years, Bob co-hosted - with Gabe Saglie - "The Grapevine Show," a very popular radio talk show. He is chief photographer for Wine & Dine SB, teaches classes and leads tours on wine, and writes on wine for Noozhawk.com. He photographs all the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association events, is the Central Coast Photographer for The Tasting Panel; supplies wine photos to about two dozen publications and paints wine-related subjects.

RSVP by July 23 to Dorothy Oksner ox@silcom.com
Send your check to Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
(put "VW&FL#2" in the memo)
P.O. Box 1303
Goleta, CA 93116-1303


  1. This is a great opportunity to get some one-on-one time with extremely knowledgable local wine guys, and understand how you can enhance the enjoyment of wine & food.

  2. The last one was great, lots of good wine history and info. and good wine too. I love the way they pour you a taste then talk about it while you sip it. Looking forward to going again!

  3. Congratulations to the SBCGS on your new blog! Elizabeth O'Neal pointed the way and I'm so glad she did. It's great to see more and more gen societies take advantage of free blogging software to communicate with members. You may want to take a look at Amy Coffin's 25 Great Ideas For Genealogy Society Blogs. She has some great suggestions to keep you going!