As defined by George Sape, President of AFCCV, the project cries out for creativity and futuristic thinking, not just the presence of wine.
This magnificent new landmark that will house a new world center for wine is destined to become an international focus on wine and its role in our lives, past, present, and future. Not a museum, but a living and evolving center of all that wine has and will embody in our lives!
The “Cité des Civilisations du Vin” is undoubtedly unique and different – a living and future-oriented International Center – as its architecture clearly suggests.
During our brief history, Americans have joined in the passion for wine and wine-making and American Friends of Cité des Civilisations du Vin would like to join the international community in this global project.
The American Friends of the Cité des Civilisations du Vin became a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in 2014 and the primary goal is to fund the naming of the Thomas Jefferson Auditorium in the Cite.
President Jefferson was not only an Ambassador to France but he was the first to bring excellent Bordeaux wines to the White House, thus introducing Americans to a sophisticated approach to food and wine. We would like to be a part of this global presence in Bordeaux.