Santa Barbara’s only professional matchmaker and dating coach Lisa Darsonval-Amador will speak at two separate events in October.​

Darsonval-Amador is the luncheon speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m., Oct. 14, at the Mesa Café, 1972 Cliff Drive.

The founder of Santa Barbara Matchmaking also will speak at Jamie Slone Wines, 23 E. De la Guerra Street at an event to meet new people and find the perfect pairing through an ice-breaking game followed by an exclusive wine tasting experience.

From 5–8 p.m., Jamie Sloan will host three, one-hour wine tastings for both singles and couples, pairing wine and cheese at 5 p.m. for singles and wine with chocolate at 6 p.m. for couples and 7 p.m. for singles.

Lisa Darsonval-Amador

A maximum of four women and four men may attend each hour. The cost is $30 per person, which includes a private wine tasting experience at Jamie Slone Wines in the reserve room, a special glass, wine education, an optional sampling of handcrafted cheese or chocolates and dating tips from Darsonval-Amador. 

Afterward, couples and singles may stay and mingle in the lounge or bar area.  Darsonval-Amador will be around to answer questions about Santa Barbara Matchmaking.

— Lisa Darsonval-Amador is a dating coach at Santa Barbara Match Making.