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Santa Barbara Vintner Killed in Vehicle Accident

June 19, 2014

Holly Eve Brooks, who co-founded and ran Pence Ranch Vineyards and Winery with her longtime life partner, Blair Pence, was killed shortly after midnight on Friday night when the all-terrain vehicle she was driving on their private property flipped onto her. She was 54. Her passenger, 32-year-old Alyssa Whitcraft - the daughter of pioneering winemaker Chris Whitcraft, who died last month - managed to escape without injuries.