Beringer Vineyards Partners With Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters Napa

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Joins Beringer as Culinary Ambassador

NAPA, CA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Today Beringer Vineyards, one of the most respected and historic wineries in America, announced it is taking its annual Great Steak Challenge promotion to a new level through a partnership with Food Network's special tournament, Chopped Grill Masters Napa, which premieres Tuesday, July 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The five part tournament, shot on location at Beringer Vineyards, is complemented by a four-month in-store promotion at select retailers across the United States, along with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, a Chopped Grill Masters Napa judge, serving as Beringer's culinary ambassador for 2016 and into 2017.

Through an intense outdoor competition, 16 grilling professionals battle it out for the title of Chopped Grill Masters Champion and $50,000 awarded by Beringer Chief Winemaker Mark Beringer and a panel of judges.

"We're honored to work with Food Network and to host Chopped Grill Masters Napa at our winery, bringing together our respective areas of expertise -- wine and food," said Mark Beringer. "It was inspiring to see each of the competitors use such incredible creativity to bring together amazing cuisine with wine."

What's more, at, viewers can find special steak recipes and wine pairings to grill like the pros. Until Sept. 9, those at home will have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win an outdoor grilling station valued at $12,000.

In addition to serving as a Chopped Grill Masters Napa judge, Chef Zakarian will continue serving as Beringer's culinary ambassador throughout 2016 and into 2017, later providing exclusive steak recipes as well as steak and wine pairing tips at

"Wine is a key ingredient to an elevated grilling experience, so it's a pleasure to see the two worlds come together so beautifully on Chopped Grill Masters Napa, at Beringer Vineyards," said Zakarian. "As the culinary ambassador for Beringer, I'm excited to work with the historic brand to keep wine and steak top of mind throughout the summer and beyond."

About Beringer Vineyards
The longest continually operating winery in California, Beringer has been Napa Valley's benchmark producer since its establishment in 1876. An acclaimed portfolio of wines are crafted from Napa's finest appellations and Beringer's exceptional collection of vineyards. The historic estate in St. Helena offers a tradition of hospitality that defines the Napa Valley.

Today, the Beringer Founders' Estate line of wines offer concentrated expressions of the most popular varietals from our California vineyards, steeped in quality that comes from Beringer's history of crafting great wines from all over California for 140 vintages.

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