Napa ‘legend’ Peter Mondavi Sr dies aged 101

22nd February, 2016 by Lauren Eads

Peter Mondavi Sr, who for more than half a century steered his family’s Charles Krug Winery in Napa, has died at the age of 101.

Peter Mondavi, brother of the late Robert Mondavi, died on 20 February at his home in St. Helena, California, on the Charles Krug estate, surrounded by his family.

Mondavi’s career in wine began as a boy nailing boxes for his father’s wine-grape shipping business. He went on to earn a degree in economics from Stanford University in 1938, but was drawn to winemaking, performing research in oenology at the University of California, Berkeley. World War II interrupted his career, and he served in the military overseas, returning in 1946.

In 1943, his Italian-born parents, Cesare and Rosa Grassi Mondavi, purchased the Charles Krug Winery in….

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One Response to “Napa ‘legend’ Peter Mondavi Sr dies aged 101”

  1. Fernando Feijo says:

    There is not too much more to say about this real american wine legend, I sincerely hope as a man of wine, that USA Congress and California state will be represented at a high level in the mourning and funeral, not only by the usual reasons but for the respect that this gentleman deserves for a country that before him, made very few in this particular business. Today US shall be proud about rhe wines produced and exported, thanks to people like Mr. Mondavi, Paul,

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