50 years of Robert Mondavi Winery


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Joe Becerra

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Robert Mondavi Winery 50 years
Robert Mondavi Winery
Celebrating 50 years of the Robert Mondavi Winery

50 years of Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley

It all began in 1966 when Robert Mondavi established his winery in Oakville on Highway 29. I remember reading the San Francisco Sunday Examiner magazine about the new winery and viewing the cover photo of this beautiful mission-style winery.  We visited the winery shortly after it opened and have been visiting the winery on a regular basis ever since.  The Robert Mondavi Winery is a reminder of the influence that Robert Mondavi had on the Napa Valley. His legacy lives on throughout the Napa Valley and the world of wine. Back in the day, the Napa Valley was very quiet, with few wineries and few visitors. The food scene was meager. Today, of course, that has all changed, and much of that has to do with Robert Mondavi. If you have not been to the Robert Mondavi winery, you owe it to yourself to visit and walk in the footsteps of one of the great men of wine and humanity.  The Robert Mondavi Winery is open daily from 10am to 5 pm. The winery has introduced a special wine commemorating the 50th year of the winery. It is called the Maestro.

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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

3 thoughts on “50 years of Robert Mondavi Winery”

  1. Great winery that continues to produce world class wines. Their base. Cab, CHARDONNY , Sauvignon Blanc are consistent values. Mondavi have been innovators for decades. Great post . I hope to taste the anniversary wine upon release.

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