St. Louis wine program is sippably supportable again

Restaurateurs and staff from Major Brands and Forest Park Forever celebrate the program's 2014 kick-off

Drink Well — Support Forest Park Forever

St. Louis area chefs and restaurateurs are banding together to support the next wave of restoration and maintenance of Forest Park through an innovative program called Restaurants for Restoration. 

Starting April 1, restaurants throughout the metropolitan area will offer their patrons the opportunity to support Forest Park by purchasing designated wine selections on their wine lists. When patrons buy a glass or a bottle of the designated wines – including brands such as Estancia, Simi, Wild Horse, Kim Crawford and many more – a portion of the sales will be donated to Forest Park Forever.

A kick-off event and special wine-tasting will be held Monday, March 3, in the Trolley Room at the Forest Park Visitor Center from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to reintroduce the program to local restaurateurs and other participants.

Participating Restaurants


Enthusiasm for Restaurants for Restoration

I fell in love with Forest Park as a young girl, and now that I live in the Central West End, this magnificent park is my playground. This treasure of a park is our responsibility to maintain for future generations. It is a privilege to be able to give back to the community in which I live and work.
— Tracy Czarnec, Owner of Wild Flower Restaurant & Catering
This is a fun and creative way for area restaurateurs and caterers to celebrate the wonders of Forest Park and maintain our gloriously restored crown jewel. Its success benefits the entire region.
— Lesley Hoffarth, President and Executive Director Forest Park Forever
Forest Park has been St. Louis’ most beloved landmark for more than 100 years,” McCollum said. “This unique partnership is a powerful way for independent businesses throughout our region to use their passion for great food and great wine in support of a great cause. Their legacy will be ensuring that Forest Park continues to flourish for the enjoyment of generations to come.
— Sue McCollum, Major Brands CEO

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