Robert Mondavi NORTH COAST!

Sylvia and I found that Robert Mondavi is not only important in a sense where he established his “namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the worlds finest” he is also the reason of why we have wine tasting in wine shops today. Robert Mondavi came up with the idea to have tastings in wine shops, his brother thought he was crazy and he punched his brother in the face and went to start his own business. Mr. Mondavi chose Kalon Vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. Located in Oakville, California- his winery is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world as well for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes- Mr. Mondavi also crafted his signature wine, Fumé Blanc.

Also Robert Mondavi Winery sources grapes from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, including Stag’s Leap (Carbernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Carneros (Pinot Nior and Chardonnay). Mr. Mondavi believes that wines should reflect their origins, “that they are the product of soil, the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources” He belives the combining the newest techniques and technology and wine making traditions. Carneros means sheep in Spanish and according to their site, Carneros spanning the southernmost potion of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Carneros AVA lies just north of San Pablo Bay, where exposure to ocen breezes makes this the Napa Valley’s coolest vineyard area. The location is ideally suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which thrive in the cool, lengthy growing season with warm summer days tempered by marine winds and fogs.

Also, Robert Mondavi Winery practices environmentally friendly sustainable farming methods which includes, conserving soils, water, managing pests, and recycling water and materials. He is indeed a man who pursues goals of excellence and passionate of breaking barriers in the wine industry.



{Caroline Tse & Sylvia Marino}

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