Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest.
He chose the To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fumé Blanc.
Mr. Mondavi believed that wines should reflect their origins, that they are the product of the soil, the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources. He also believed in combining the newest techniques and technology with time-honored winemaking traditions.
Leading this initiative is Genevieve Janssens, Director of Winemaking. Genevieve, whose relationship with the winery began in 1978, was selected Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast in 2010.
Robert Mondavi believed that the path to a gracious lifestyle leads through the appreciation of wine, food, and art, and that the Napa Valley could be the center for that lifestyle. As one of the first wineries to offer tours, tastings, culinary and art programs, we continue our commitment to education today with our world-renowned visitor programs.
We offer wine tasting experiences, tours, food and wine pairing programs and special winery events designed to delight visitors from novice to connoisseur with an inspired mix of award-winning wines, fine cuisine and the best in music and the arts.