Help Us Grow

We Need Your Support!

adopt a vine coupleThe Southwest Wine Center serves as a gathering place for students, educators and industry leaders looking to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support regional and national collaboration, and provide a catalyst for research. Gifts will support annual academic and programmatic priorities that will provide the margin of excellence for our students and the community.

Southwest Wine Center Priorities

  • Establish a modern, full production teaching Winery
  • Implement Viticulture & Enology academic programs
  • Install a 17-acre low-water use Vineyard
  • Establish a Knowledge Gateway and Data Repository

Adopt-A-Vine Fundraising Program

Looking for that perfect gift?

Adopt-A-Vine is a year-round fundraising program that supports the Viticulture program students at the Southwest Wine Center. Adopting a vine in someone’s name is such a wonderful way to commemorate a friend or loved one who is no longer with you, or you can give the gift to someone who is special in your life…or adopt one for yourself! So if you’re seeking a unique birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even wedding gift…we would suggest adoption. Of vines that is!


Single Vines

Donate $20

Includes a personalized metal name tag placed on vine(s).
Donate now

Half Row (45 vines)

Donate $1,250

Share a personalized copper marker displayed on an end-row.
Donate now

Full Row (90 vines)

Donate $2,500

Exclusive personalized copper marker displayed on an end-row.
Donate now

Founders Wall Campaign

Visionary Giving, Set in Copper & Stone

The Founders Wall will serve as permanent recognition of those supporters who shared in the vision that together we can build on the area’s rich farming heritage to create a vibrant wine producing region.

Make a Founders Level gift and be part of history!


The names to be engraved on the Founders Wall will include individuals, families, foundations and corporations who contribute $5,000 or more toward making the Southwest Wine Center a reality. Their philanthropy will reflect all types of giving, from support for students, faculty, programs and research to funding capital projects and deans’ and directors’ priorities.

Purposefully positioned adjacent to the new teaching winery, the wall will greet visitors and stand as a tangible reminder of the central role that these founding donors and their philanthropy played in establishing the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College.

Downloads (pdf)

Contact the Yavapai College Foundation and learn more about investment opportunities.
  • Paul Kirchgraber – Prescott campus, (928) 717-7773
  • Marla Bassler, Major Gifts Officer, (928) 776-2034

Help Us Grow

There are a variety of opportunities for involvement with and giving to the Southwest Wine Center.

Naming opportunities in the winery begin at $10,000, as well as a full menu of funding alternatives and financial partnerships.

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Paul Kirchgraber
Prescott (928) 717-7773

Southwest Wine Center
Making Gifts of $5,000+

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