When they winery levered its reputation and moved into less expensive wine categories with their Woodbridge and Coastal lines, the high-end image of the winery was diminished. It is one of the few wineries in the valley that draws people from around the world from a diversity of cultures.
Over the years the Mondavi staff have devised a simple communication system between the employee on the top of the tank and the employee hooking up the pump to the bottom of the tank. To Kalon dates back to Wine in California is still in the experimental stage; and when you taste a vintage, grave economical questions are involved.
Often referred to as 'Mondavi U', it also served to educate and launch the careers of countless winemakers who got their start there. And when the winemaker decides that the flavor is perfect, the grapes must be picked immediately.
It shows plenty of cherry and cranberry aromas with layered flavors and well structured tannins. Part of Mondavi's original vineyard land included the To Kalon a Greek term meaning "the beautiful" vineyard originally established by Napa Valley pioneer H. Your Wine Ambassador slides open the massive doors in the front of the Barrel Room to reveal a vineyard with workers tending the grapes.
This is a failure; that is better; a third best. It was the largest private contribution to UC Davis. Want to take bets to see if Mondavi is the most photographed winery in the Napa Valley? So, bit by bit, they grope about for their Clos Vougeot and Lafite. These Tonnellerie Taransaud manufactured tanks are used for fermentation not aging.
The interior kept its barrel room look and winery vibe. Before any tour, guests are handed a small colored token which indicates you have paid for the tour clip this to your shirt or simply show the guide ; meet your guide on the walkway or grassy section near the entrance.
The vineyards and winery were renamed to To-Kalon in InRobert Mondavi and his younger brother Peter made wine together for the first time after their feud. Legacy[ edit ] InMondavi expressed regret and criticized his sons for the business strategy that emphasized the inexpensive Mondavi lines, Coastal and Woodbridge, over the premium wines, allowing the company name to lose its association with fine wine it held in the past.
The cool, intimate space is designed to look like a wine aging room in the California Wine Country. Inhe founded the Robert Mondavi Winery with his sons Michael and Tim Mondavi in the Napa Valley with the goal of producing wines that would compete with the finest wines from Europe.
Subsequently, Mondavi started his own winery in Oakville, Californiaand set out to create wines that could compete with fine French wines  Today, the Robert Mondavi Winery is located between Oakville and Rutherford though its corporate headquarters are in nearby St.
Business Hall of Fame in The Reserve Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir from Carneros the Napa side of this sub appellation was fermented in open-top tanks — the wine was cold soaked for several days and saw some extended maceration post fermentation.
The employee on top simply drops down a soccer ball hanging from a net to let the other employee know that he is ready to start the process — and then the pump can be turned on! And while most wineries in the valley now have gates, Robert Mondavi Winery still has no gate.
And note that the Robert Mondavi wines are their flagship wines and are produced in much lower quantities than their Woodbridge label. Only Mondavi wines were served. Two families own and manage small portions of what historically is the rest of the vineyard.
The Golden Vine offered restaurants, a demonstration vineyard, and winetasting bars. It is certainly one of them. The grapes thrive in this climate of contrasts.The Robert Mondavi Winery was founded in after a family split with the Charles Krug Winery, which had been founded by Robert’s father.
After heading out on his own, Robert settled on land in Napa valley, and in particular the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the Rutherford district.
And note that the Robert Mondavi wines are their flagship wines and are produced in much lower quantities than their Woodbridge label. The Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc is a crisp wine with citrus aromas and flavors and some intruiging minerality characteristics.
Nov 17, · Robert M, General Manager at Robert Mondavi Winery, General Manager at Robert Mondavi Winery, responded to this review Responded 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the stellar review, Adam. you can feel the history just by sitting in the back and looking to the vine!
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In she came to Robert Mondavi Winery as a lab enologist. In '89 she became Director of Production at Opus One winery, a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and the Baron Philippe de Rothschild, and in returned to the Robert Mondavi Winery as Director of Winemaking.
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi offers classic wines that reflect the unique characteristics of each varietal and 30 years of rich winemaking heritage. Our wines are approachable and food-friendly, made for sharing and everyday drinking.Download