USD's Wine Classic
The Wine Classic is the University of San Diego Alumni Association’s signature scholarship fundraising event and has become San Diego’s “can’t miss” event of the summer. You're invited to join us for 2019 event!
La Gran Terraza
Hahn University Center
This intimate evening includes a reception followed by a unique dining experience with wine pairings.
Garden of the Sea
Joan B. Kroc Institute
for Peace & Justice
Enjoy quality wines from over 25 USD-affiliated wineries and a special wine-oriented silent auction as you savor delectable bites.
Donald P. Shiley Center for Science & Technology
Enjoy beer, wine and culinary delights while mixing and mingling with participating wineries and fellow sponsors prior to the Wine Classic.
The Main Event
This exceptional wine-tasting event has raised more than $540,000 for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. The event was founded by the USD Alumni Association Board of Directors and is held on the USD campus in the beautiful Garden of the Sea overlooking Mission Bay. More than 700 wine aficionados from across Southern California enjoy tastes from a selection of wineries (owned or operated by USD alumni, parents, and friends), gourmet food, and live entertainment.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels and provide the chance to entertain clients, promote your company or organization, and support outstanding student scholars. All sponsorship levels qualify memberships into USD’s President’s Club, providing additional opportunities to network with USD’s most prominent benefactors throughout the year.
In addition to Sunday’s main event, guests are invited to participate in the Vintners Dinner, featuring an intimate evening that begins with a reception followed by a unique dining experience with wine pairings from Wine Classic winemakers. The Vintners Dinner is held at La Gran Terraza, USD’s fine dining restaurant.
About our Co-Chairs
Nadia Pandes ’93, ’01 is a member of the USD Alumni Association Board of Directors and is co-chairing the USD Wine Classic for the second year in a row. She is the founder of Kettle Steam, a wedding and event planning company. Chad Beville ’05 is a member of the USD Alumni Association Board of Directors and is the past president of USD’s San Diego Torero Club. He is a co-founder of the Reveel Group, a shipping consolidation service with offices across the U.S.