Robert Mondavi

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Birthday
18, 1913
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Mar 16, 2008 (94)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1913
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Mar 16, 2008 (94)

About

Popularized Napa Valley wines with his own Robert Mondavi Winery, which he grew into a $500 million-a-year business.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He introduced European winemaking techniques, including oak barrels for aging the wines and fermentation tanks made of stainless steel.

Family Life

He came from a winemaking family, his father Cesare a part owner of a Napa Valley vineyard.

Associated With

He and Julia Child were both proponents of good living through food and in his case, also wine.