Robert Mondavi Helped Put Napa Valley On The Map

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When you hear the name “Robert Mondavi” you immediately think of wine. Since breaking ground on his namesake winery in 1966, which was also Napa Valley’s first major new winery since Prohibition, Mondavi worked tirelessly to create award winning, French-rivaling varietals that helped to put Napa Valley on the map as a major wine region.

The winery currently produces Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlots, and Sauvignon Blancs and our guests will enjoy these fabulous varietals during the Taste of Yountville festival on Saturday, March 16th.


Q: Who are the owners of the winery?

A: Constellation Brands

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Q: Who is the master vintner?

A: Genevieve Janssens, the Wine Enthusiast Winemaker of the Year 2011.

Q: What is one of your favorite varietals to work with and why?

A: Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc) - enjoyable wine anytime of year and is great paired with food.

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Q: Is there a fun fact or interesting bit of information about your winery?

A: This will be the 50th Anniversary of the summer concert series which is a benefit for the Napa High School Music programs

Q: What one of your wines is perfectly paired with a particular food and why?

A: Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve with Chef Jeff Mosher's short ribs. The elegance of this wine and the balanced meal just work wonderful together.

Q: Which celebrity chef would you most like to fix you a meal that would then be paired with your wine?

A: If I could really have anyone it would of been Julia Child and really whatever she would like to prepare. It was just be fun to see her cook and then of course enjoy the meal.

Q: Who is your favorite artist or band that you have discovered through Live In The Vineyard?

A: So many but one of the most unique was Delta Rae

Q: Who is your newly discovered band?

A: Gary Alan Isakov

Q: Last concert you went to?

A: Amos Lee - He is amazing

Q: What do you wish you could tell yourself 10 years ago? What do you think you’ll want to tell your current self 10 years from now?

A: (10 Years Ago - Travel more) (10 Years from Now - Enjoy every moment with family and friends life is precious)

Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

A: If I hit it big I would buy a cabin in Lake Tahoe

Don’t miss your chance to be wined and dined at Yountville Live. Purchase your VIP tickets today to enjoy the three days full of food, music and wine.

Not able to join us for the whole weekend? Get your single-day ticket to the Taste of Yountville where Robert Mondavi Winery and many other wineries will be pouring throughout the day.

Lauren Fish