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winery executive

Robert Gerald Mondavi, American winery executive. Achievements include donated gift with wife to the University of California to establish the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science and to name in honor of Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; torch bearer International Olympic Committee in 1996.

Background

Mondavi, Robert Gerald was born on June 18, 1913 in Virginia, Minnesota, United States. Son of Cesare and Rosa (Grassi) Mondavi.

Education

Bachelor in Economics & Business Administration, Stanford University, 0196. Honorary Degree, Cornell University, 1995. Degree in Fine Arts Honoris Causa, California College Arts & Crafts, 2002.

Career

Director Sunny St. Helena Wine Company, St. Helena, California, 1937—1945. Vice president, general manager Charles Krug Winery, 1943—1966. President Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, 1966—1991.

Chairman board Robert Mondavi Winery (acquired by Constellation Brands), 1991—2004. Chairman Wine Institute.

Achievements

  • Achievements include donated gift with wife to the University of California to establish the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science and to name in honor of Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Torch bearer International Olympic Committee in 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (autobiography) Harvests of Joy: My Passion for Excellence, 1998.

Membership

Benefactor Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, 2001—2008. Member of American Institute of Wine and Food, California State Polytechnic University Pomona (honorary life chairman 1992—2008, Winemaker of Year 1992), Cornell Society of Hotelman (associate).

Connections

Married Marjorie Declusin, 1940 (deceased).; married Margrit Biever, 1980. Children: Robert, Timothy, Marcia.

father:
Cesare Mondavi

mother:
Rosa (Grassi) Mondavi

spouse:
Margrit Biever

spouse:
Marjorie Declusin

child:
Marcia Mondavi

child:
Timothy Mondavi

child:
Robert Mondavi