Doug Margerum

Doug Margerum is the Vintner Honoree for the 2017 Taste of the Town Santa Barbara.

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Doug Margerum is the Honoree Vintner for the 2017 Taste of the Town Santa Barbara. Margerum is the owner and director of winemaking at Margerum Wine Company in Buellton. He has been a longtime Taste of the Town supporter.

The 36th annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara Weekend benefits the Arthritis Foundation. It features two signature culinary events, the Taste of the Town Connoisseurs’ Circle Gala Dinner on Sept. 8 at Bacara Resort & Spa from 6 to 11 p.m. and Taste of the Town Santa Barbara from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at Riviera Park at 2030 Alameda Padre Serra in Santa Barbara.

The popular Taste of the Town Santa Barbara features tastings from 80 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and spirits providers, with a silent auction of lifestyle items; photo booth, Relaxation Lounge and live, jazz entertainment by the David Tovar Trio. Returning as honorary co-chairs to this philanthropic culinary tradition are opal Restaurant & Bar co-owners Tina Takaya and Richard Yates.

All proceeds from Taste of the Town support the programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation. The foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of 53 million people (including nearly 300,000 children) with arthritis through health education, advocacy, research and local juvenile arthritis support.

For more information and tickets, call 805-563-4685 or visit www.arthritis.org/tasteofthetownsb

This report was compiled by Mary Ann Norbom. You can reach her at mnorbom@leecentralcoastnews.com. Follow her on Twitter @MANorbomSYVNews

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