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805 Living: Interview with Patrick Braid
November 11, 2019

805 Living: Interview with Patrick Braid

This sandwich shop owner and entrepreneur celebrates the spirit of community with a line of gourmet food products that gives back.

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Undercover Fork gives Village Cheese & Wine 4 out of 4 Stars in Latest Review
January 25, 2019

Undercover Fork gives Village Cheese & Wine 4 out of 4 Stars in Latest Review

Food:★★★★

Service:★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

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It’s been a year since the devastating floods swept through Montecito. But the recent rains proved that Evacuations and go-bags are not going anywhere anytime soon.

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SB News-Press: Local shop launches product line named for Montecito
December 24, 2018

SB News-Press: Local shop launches product line named for Montecito

This story about a new line of gourmet foods bearing the Montecito name — wine, coffee, olives and, soon, beer — actually begins in New Zealand. That's where a young John Braid, back in the 1960s, fell in love with wine and sold a lot of it out of his shop.

It's a passion that followed the entrepreneurial Kiwi when we packed his bags and moved to Santa Barbara, and then acquired a little shop on East Valley Road.

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Santa Barbara Independent's Local Heroes 2018
December 19, 2018

Santa Barbara Independent's Local Heroes 2018

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Celebration of Local Heroes. "This year, in the wake of the Thomas Fire and the devastating 1/9 Debris Flow, we were presented with more stories of heroism than we’ve ever seen."

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Deli's doors open for first responders, others affected by fire, mudslides
July 24, 2018

Deli's doors open for first responders, others affected by fire, mudslides

by Santa Barbara News-Press

As Patrick Braid pulls up in front of Village Cheese and Wine Store in Montecito with a carload of supplies, the line inside the shop reaches the door.

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Montecito Hub Feeds Folks in the Disaster Zone
July 23, 2018

Montecito Hub Feeds Folks in the Disaster Zone

by Santa Barbara Independent

Every day since the January 9 natural disaster, Village Cheese & Wine Store, located in Montecito’s Upper Village, has been open for business. But not in the traditional sense.

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