THE ROBERT MONDAVI VISION: GRACEFUL LIVING
In 1966, emboldened by boundless enthusiasm, and a conviction that California could produce wines that would belong in the company of the world's finest, Robert Mondavi set out on his own to found the first major winery built in the valley since prohibition: Robert Mondavi Winery. Since then the open arch of the Robert Mondavi Winery has welcomed thousands of guests who have come to share in Robert's love of wine, food, and art.
Robert Mondavi believed that the path to a more gracious lifestyle was found in the appreciation of wine, food, and art. Early-on in the winery's history he chose a path of wine education as the toe-hold for consumers to experience what he meant by gracious living. Beginning in November of 1967, Robert established the winery's program for tours and tastings to enhance visitors' understanding the world of fine wine. The tours offered by the winery today go well beyond a walk through the cellar room and the story of grape to glass. Visitors can embark on a sensory tour of wine exploring the texture, flavor, and aromas in the glass, explore the nuances of food and wine pairing or walk through the winery's extensive art collection.
Ever changing art exhibits and outdoor concerts (since 1969) have brought some of the world's most talented artists and performers to Napa Valley. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, and Etta James are just a few of the stellar performers that have made the summer music festival a Napa Valley favorite. Proceeds from these concerts have benefited the Napa Valley Symphony and other local charities. The rotating exhibits in the winery's Vineyard Room showcase celebrated, local and emerging artists in photography, sculpture, painting and other visual arts.
With a number of private rooms and spaces, the winery can also accommodate private events ranging from an intimate gathering, to a gala for hundreds. Working with local purveyors who provide farm fresh ingredients, the winery chef Jeff Mosher is able to create seasonal menu selections designed to compliment the style of the wines. Events begin with a private tour of the winery. Tables are draped in white linen and set with fine china, flatware, crystal, fresh flowers and custom menus. Evening events can be enhances with musicians, place cards, specialty linens, custom floral arrangements and audio visual equipment. For more information, please contact the winery Guest Events Specialist, Laura Eddings, at 707.968.2022.
WINERY TOURS AND TASTINGS
The Robert Mondavi Winery is open to visitors daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Tours are scheduled regularly year round, with advanced reservations recommended. To make a reservation, please call Robert Mondavi Winery at 1-888-RMONDAVI (888-766-6328); option 2.
7801 St. Helena Hwy.
Oakville, CA 94562