The University of San Diego Celebrates Its 11thAnnual Wine Classic

Buy your tickets today before they sell out for the University of San Diego’s amazing Wine Classic which has become the can’t-miss event of the summer.

The annual event, which is scheduled for July 13 and 14, was established by the Alumni Association Board of Directors to raise money to support the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. To date, the signature event has raised more than $550,000 for student scholars at USD, where seven out of every 10 students rely on scholarships or other form of financial assistance.

The weekend will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, with a Vintners Dinner, an intimate dining experience featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings at USD’s fine dining restaurant, La Gran Terraza.           

Sunday’s festivities will start with a VIP Crush Reception at 12:30 p.m. behind the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, at the Garden of the Sea overlooking Mission Bay. This is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy beer, wine and culinary delights while mixing and mingling with participating wineries and fellow sponsors prior to the Wine Classic.

At 2 p.m., more than 700 wine enthusiasts from throughout Southern California will join in for a fun-filled an afternoon of live music, gourmet food stations and a silent auction featuring dozens of wine-related items, including magnums, tasting experiences 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 pay $25 to pull a bottle of wine worth up to $150 from the Wine Wall, or enter the raffle that provides additional funds to support the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.  

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