Popularized Napa Valley wines with his own Robert Mondavi Winery, which he grew into a $500 million-a-year business.
He saw an opportunity to buy a struggling wine brand after finishing a business degree at Stanford and deliver wines made in their vineyard under its label.
He introduced European winemaking techniques, including oak barrels for aging the wines and fermentation tanks made of stainless steel.
He came from a winemaking family, his father Cesare a part owner of a Napa Valley vineyard.
He and Julia Child were both proponents of good living through food and in his case, also wine.
Robert Mondavi Age
How old is Robert Mondavi? He was born in 1913, he was 110 years old at the time of his death.
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Robert Mondavi Wiki
|Age||110 years old|
|Birthday||June 18, 1913|
|Date of Death||March 16, 2008|
Quotes by Robert Mondavi
We want to raise the art of living well.— Robert Mondavi
As I traveled the world over, I traveled everywhere, and I learned so much.— Robert Mondavi
I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food.— Robert Mondavi
It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible.— Robert Mondavi
Later, at Stanford University, I thought I’d become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business.— Robert Mondavi