Yakima Valley College hosts a scholarship fundraiser in Grandview

12th Annual Grape to Glass Gala – A Winemaker’s Dinner


Grandview, WA – The Vineyard and Winery Technology Program at Yakima Valley College will host the 12th annual Grape to Glass Gala-A Winemaker’s Dinner on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 6:00-10:00pm. The event will benefit Vineyard & Winery Technology student scholarships. Held at the Grandview Activity Center, 401 West Second Street, Grandview, WA, the event will include a dinner, wine tasting, a silent auction, live music and dancing.

Schedule of events:

  • 6:00-7:00pm:   Social Hour & Appetizers
  • 6:00-8:00pm:   Silent Auction
  • 7:00-8:30pm:   Dinner & Wine Tasting
  • 8:00-10:00pm: Dancing

The Winemaker’s Dinner will include a four-course meal prepared by Guerra’s Catering and will include items from local farms. Dinner will be paired with wines from YVC’s own Yakima Valley Vintners and will also feature Washington wineries who employ YVC graduates. In collaboration with YV-Tech Culinary Arts Program, students will assist the caterer with dinner service. The social hour will also include wines from our incubator winery partners Parejas Cellars and Fortuity Cellars. A special feature, this year’s social hour will also include a highlight from YVC alumni Ryan Wattenbarger who is launching Moonshot Brewery in 2019 later this year in Kennewick, WA.

Former student Sangeetha Kunhiraman appreciates the support provided by this annual scholarship event. She states, “My continuing journey on the educational path started quite late, after decades of pause. Re-starting this journey was quite daunting. Restarting it on a different career path was terrifying! Every step, every stumble, every fall made me doubt, rethink and even come close to giving up. But all the effort, hard work and patience was rewarded in the form of this scholarship. It’s a testament to my determination to prove to myself and my family that whatever is worth achieving doesn’t come easy.”

Tickets for the Grape to Glass Gala are $65 per person if purchased by April 30. Tickets are $75 per person starting May 1. Tickets are on sale now. Contact 509.882.7037 / wine@yvcc.edu or buy online: www.yakimavalleyvintners.com.

Press Release Contacts:
Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu