Beringer Wine Estates has made a $1 million contribution to the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, a cultural and educational center that is scheduled to open in fall 2001 in California's Napa Valley.
Currently under construction along the Napa River, the center will contain exhibit galleries, a restaurant, gardens and a meeting center. "We think the center will speak to a lot of people visiting the valley about American wine and food," said Tor Kenward, vice president of Beringer. "It will be a considerable draw and will make a global statement."
Construction costs are estimated at $50 million. The center plans to present a wide variety of tastings, classes, films and lectures that explore the contribution of American wine and food to culture.
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