Walt Klenz Leads Beringer Blass Where No Winery Has Gone
by Paul Franson
Jan 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Many people in the wine community wondered what would happen to venerable Beringer Estates, one of Napa Valley's oldest and most respected producers, when it was acquired by Australia's Foster's Brewing Company two years ago. After all, "Foster's is Australian for beer," as any TV viewer knows.Few might have anticipated the fast changes that resulted. "In just a few years, the company has changed from an Australian beer company to being a true global beverage company," claims Walter T. Klenz, ma...
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