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Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates Record $10 Million to Napa Valley College

The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation is donating a record $10 million to Napa Valley College (NVC). The gift will support the construction and expansion of the NVC's Viticulture, Wine and Technology (VWT) program teaching spaces, which will be named the Wine Spectator Wine Education Complex at Napa Valley College. The announcement was made by Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator.

"If there was ever an educational institution poised for significant contributions to the growth of the California wine industry, this is it," said Shanken. "It is our hope that the door for learning opens wider for young adults from all walks of life, providing a path for future leaders in the wine industry."

Located in the heart of Napa Valley, Napa Valley College's VWT program is one of the largest college viticulture and winemaking programs in the country, with an annual enrollment of 800-1,000 students, complete with a five-acre vineyard and commercial winery.

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