The Robert Mondavi Winery is one of the most famous wineries in the USA. At its Napa Valley headquarters, it produces top wines that compete with the biggest names in the world.
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Born in 1913, Robert Mondavi worked in various California wineries after graduating from Stanford University before the then 53-year-old Mondavi founded his own Robert Mondavi Winery in 1966 to make authentic USA wines from California.
At the time, California's vast winemaking potential was still largely unknown. Robert Mondavi raised this treasure to present the diversity of California's vineyards and special microclimates to the world. He was particularly taken with the Napa Valley, so that he built the Robert Mondavi Winery there, the first new Napa Valley winery since the end of the Prohibition era.
Style and grape varieties
Experienced and innovative at the same time, he has since used the excellently tested techniques of the great chateaus in France and Italy, which he combines with his own typical signature. Today, the wines are a guarantee of consistently high quality.
Mainly vinified Robert Mondavi the grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
The terroirs of the Robert Mondavi Winery
Three vineyards belong to the Robert Mondavi Winery today:
To Kalon in Oakville
This vineyard was established in 1868 and today has achieved celebrity status. The name To Kalon comes from ancient Greek and means "supreme beauty". In addition to Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon is also grown here, as well as several other red wine varieties. The famous Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Fumé Blanc come from this vineyard.
Wappo Hill in the Stags Leap District
The Stags Leap Disctrict in Napa Valley is start characterized by gravelly and loamy soils that do not hold a lot of water, giving a slight stress to the vines. The air from San Pablo Bay provides cool mornings and evenings. The grapes for Muscat Canelli are harvested in Wappo Hill.
In the far south of Napa Valley is Los Carneros (Spanish for the sheep), in the coolest region of the valley due to the ocean winds that prevail here. Los Carneros is where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrive.
More information aboutRobert Mondavi
|Company Name:||Robert Mondavi Winery|
|Street:||7801 Saint Helena Highway|
|City:||CA 94562 Oakville|
|Contact & Web|
|Year of Incorporation:||1966|
|Company Group:||Robert Mondavi Winery|
|Company Owner:||Mondavi family|
|Oenologist:||Geneviève Janssens, Joe Harden, Megan Schofield|
|Cultivated Area:||Kalifornien, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||To Kalon Oakville, Wappo Hill Stags Leap District, Carneros|