Construction begins at Clore Center
The center will promote Washington wine and food.
The center is located in Prosser, Washington, overlooking the Yakima River.
Construction is underway for the outdoor event facility, a satellite building to the future Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Washington. Work began in early October and should be completed by April 2011, says Marv Kinney of the Port of Benton.
Through a joint operating agreement, the outdoor facility will be owned by the Port of Benton and operated by the Clore center. Funding for the 2,400-square foot outdoor facility, which includes indoor and outdoor assembly areas, catering kitchen, office space, rest rooms and storage, comes from state and federal funds and private contributions.
Named after the late Dr. Walter Clore, a Washington State University horticulturist who has been dubbed the “father of Washington’s wine industry,” the center is located off Interstate 82 overlooking the Yakima River. When completed, the 15,000 square foot buildings and grounds will be a learning center promoting Washington wine and food. Fundraising for the main building is on going. Visit the Clore Center for more information.