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A very good year

Vintage Santa Clara celebrates the big 25

More than 2,000 guests gathered in Mission Gardens on a stupendously sunny Sept. 7 to celebrate the harvest of a quarter century’s work: the 25th anniversary of Vintage Santa Clara. On hand (and in glass) for the occasion was wine from 45 local vintners, as well as plates of grilled sandwiches, tacos, gelato, and chocolate-dipped strawberries donated by area restaurants.

Alumni and friends of Santa Clara sipped and supped in the garden and enjoyed this uniquely Bronco homecoming. The celebration of the fruits of the vine is also a fundraiser for the Alumni Family Scholarship program, which helps support undergraduate legacy students. This year’s Vintage boosted scholarships by some $45,000.

Organizers in the Alumni Office send a shout-out of gratitude to all vendors, including Joseph S. Franzia ’64, one of the first supporters of the event and owner of Classic Wines of California, and Peggy Bradshaw ’72 with Comerica Bank, the principle sponsor. Plus, a shout-out to the weather: In 25 years of Vintage celebrations, it’s only rained once.