Robert Mondavi Winery

Robert Mondavi Winery
7801 St. Helena Hwy
Oakville, CA  94562

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Tasting Room Open Daily, 10–5

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What to Buy

’14 Maestro
Dark plum, violet, unsweetened cocoa $50

’14 I Block Fumé Blanc
Asian pear, tangerine, verbena flowers $90

’14 The Reserve
Sweet dark cherry, toasty oak, spice $172.50

Special Notes

Corporate events, wine club discounts, winery exclusive wines, sustainable farming practices, culinary events, curated luxury experiences

Story

IN 1966, ROBERT MONDAVI founded his winery with the conviction that the Napa Valley could become a center for a gracious lifestyle embracing wine, food, and art. Throughout the 52 years that have since transpired, Robert Mondavi Winery has been the quintessential destination for Napa Valley visitors who are drawn by the winery’s history, legacy of fine winemaking, and the robust menu of tours, tastings, and elevated wine programs.

There’s an array of ways for guests to explore the winery. The Signature Tour and Tasting leads them along the path of the grape, from vineyard to cellar to bottle. The Exclusive Cellar Tasting is a chance to try limited production, reserve, and library wines. The Harvest of Joy Tour and Lunch treats guests to a winery tour and three-course lunch paired with wines. No matter how visitors choose to spend time on the picturesque grounds, they should be sure to sample The Reserve, the vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon blended from the finest blocks within the To Kalon Vineyard.

The winery’s main tasting bar is located in its Vineyard Room, whose patios overlook the celebrated To Kalon Vineyard. This grand gathering place also serves as a cultural center featuring art exhibits, book signings, concerts, and more.

An Interview with Director of Winemaking Geneviève Janssens

"As a leader, Mr. Mondavi gave us very clear direction to accomplish his vision and mission. We all work together as a unique team." —GENEVIÈVE JANSSENS
The historic To Kalon Vineyard has an extraordinary reputation. Why is this? As Mr. Mondavi often said, “To Kalon is head and shoulders above the others. It is a vineyard with a distinguished history and a magical name.” These uniquely complex and resilient soils create the foundation for consistently high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the perfect definition of a great terroir.
 
The role of Director of Winemaking at Robert Mondavi sounds like such a big job! How do you work with your team of growers and winemakers? As a leader, Mr. Mondavi gave us very clear direction to accomplish his vision and mission. We all work together as a unique team. With the spirit of the team it makes my responsibilities easier to accomplish. We’re all working toward the same goal: to produce wines of great density and rich fruit character, wines of elegance and finesse that complement food. In this way, we combine the structure of the finest French wines with powerful fruit, California-style.
 
You have received many honors in your winemaking career including Wine Enthusiast’s 2010 Winemaker of the Year. Is that the honor that means the most to you? My biggest honor was to be asked to work with Mr. Mondavi and with the To Kalon Vineyards.
 
Do you have a personal favorite in your current portfolio? It’s impossible for me to single out one individual wine. All vintages of Robert Mondavi Winery wines hold a special place for me. But I’ll have to say that it was a special honor to create our limited-release Maestro, a Bordeaux blend, in honor of Mr. Mondavi, who was our beloved Maestro.

Robert Mondavi Winery

Amenities

Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: Yes

Food / Wine Pairings: Yes

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: Yes

Sustainable Practices: Yes

Events

Videos

Robert Mondavi Winery Tour

Take a tour of the first major Napa Valley winery built after Prohibition.

Robert Mondavi Winery – Margrit Mondavi Interview

Margrit Mondavi discusses the importance of the To Kalon Vineyard during the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve live webcast from Robert Mondavi Winery.

Robert Mondavi Winery's Fall Vegetable Risotto with Butternut Squash and Wild Mushrooms

This fall vegetable risotto is topped with Parmigiano Reggiano and served in a fresh pumpkin.