Robert Mondavi would have turned 100 last month. His birthday was celebrated throughout California wine country, including at the annual Napa Valley Wine Auction he helped create and at the winery that bears his name. This seminal figure in the American wine industry, who died in May 2008, was recognized for contributions that extended well beyond Napa Valley.
Mondavi’s story is well known among wine lovers. He was the eldest son of Italian immigrants who moved to California to supply grapes to home winemakers back east during Prohibition. [...]
Via Mariano Pallottini