The University of San Diego Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Wine Classic.
Calling all wine lovers to take part in the University of San Diego’s 10th Anniversary Wine Classic, an annual summer event that pairs wine enthusiasts with USD’s family of wineries for a spectacular event on campus, while raising money to support the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.
The event, scheduled for July 14-15, will feature some popular favorite events, as well as some new elements. The weekend will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, with a Vintners Dinner, an intimate dining experience featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings at USD’s La Gran Terraza.
Sunday’s festivities will start with a VIP Crush Reception at 12:30 p.m., an exclusive opportunity to mingle with participating wineries prior to the Wine Classic. At 2 p.m., more than 700 guests will gather behind the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, at the Garden of the Sea overlooking Mission Bay. The afternoon’s festivities include live music, gourmet food stations and a unique silent auction featuring many wine-related items, including magnums, tasting experiences, sailing adventures and more.
Guests will learn about wines that are poured directly by the owners or winemakers from more than 25 wineries – each owned or managed by USD alumni, parents or friends. They will also have the opportunity to purchase some limited-edition commemorative items, pull a bottle of wine from the Wine Wall, or enter the raffle for a chance to win a luxury getaway in the heart of California wine country.
Proceeds from all opportunities support the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2006. Since its inception, the Wine Classic has raised $450,000 to support that scholarship fund, which is vital at USD where seven out of every 10 students rely on scholarships or other forms of financial assistance.
To learn more or to purchase tickets, go to www.sandiego.edu/wineclassic.