Ninth Annual Wine Classic at University of San Diego to Raise $50,000 for Deserving Students

SAN DIEGO: Just a few tickets remain for the University of San Diego’s 9th Annual Wine Classic this Sunday, July 16. The event takes place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. behind the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Net proceeds will benefit the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $95 in advance and will be available at the door for $100​. 

Some 700 University of San Diego alumni, parents and friends are expected to attend the wine tasting fundraiser featuring 30 USD-affiliated wineries, gourmet food stations, live music and a silent auction. ​Including​ this year's event the Wine Classic will have raised more than $400,000 for student scholarships. 

Tickets also remain for the Vintners Dinner on Saturday, July 15 featuring a delectable four-course meal with wine pairings. The dinner takes place at 6:00 p.m. in the La Gran Terraza at USD. 

“What makes the USD Wine Classic so great is that it was created by alumni, features more than 30 wineries, many with USD family and alumni connections, and all proceeds go to much-needed scholarships for deserving USD students,” said University of San Diego Senior Alumni Relations Director Charles Bass. “And, it’s a lot of fun!”

Sponsors for this year’s Wine Classic include Bartell Hotels and McGuire Research.

For tickets and more information go to or call (619) 260-4819.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Liz Harman