Tor Kenward joined Wine World Inc.’s marketing department in 1977. Over the following two decades he remained a core member of the company’s management team as Beringer Blass Wine Estates evolved into one of the world’s premier wine companies. Since joining Beringer, Tor has also been the guiding force for Beringer’s educational wine and food programs. In 1981, he initiated the first winery scholarship programs for national Culinary Schools. He also worked with culinary teacher and writer Madeline Kamman to create the School for American Chefs.
Tor continues to serve on many boards with affiliations to wine and food. He has served on the National Board of the American Institute of Wine and Food, and chaired their National Annual Wine Auction for two years. He has served as a Trustee for Copia. For two years he co-chaired New York’s California Wine Perspective, one of the early showcases for California wines on the East coast. Tor has also written and contributed to wine and food periodicals and books over the years. He lives with his wife, Susan Costner Kenward, and two children in St. Helena, Napa Valley.