Robert Mondavi was legendary in the development of the California wine industry. In 1966, he, his eldest son, R. Michael Mondavi, and family founded the Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley with the goal of producing wines that would rival the finest wines of Europe.
During the decades that have followed, the Robert Mondavi family has continued to set ever higher standards for winemaking. The family-run company has grown to include multiple wineries and extensive vineyard holdings in California and partnerships with prominent wine families in France, Italy, Chile, and Australia. Robert's wife, Margrit Biever Mondavi, who joined the winery in 1967, shared her husband's passion for uniting wine with fine art, music, and culinary artistry