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

’13 Napa Valley Maestro
Dark plum, cardamom, dried herbs $50

’13 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Fresh blackberries, cassis, allspice $165

’13 Vineyard Designate To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon
Fresh blackberries, cassis, dark cocoa $300

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 50 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, stunning mission-inspired architecture by Cli May, and the robust menus of tours, tastings, and elevated wine programs.

There is a wide array of interactive ways for guests to learn more about Robert Mondavi wines. The Signature Tour and Tasting leads them along the path of the grape, from vineyard to cellar to bottle. The Exclusive Cellar Tasting gives wine collectors and aficionados a chance to taste limited production, Reserve, and older vintage wines. The Harvest of Joy Tour and Lunch treats guests to a tour of the winery and a three-course lunch paired with wines. The Twilight Tour takes visitors on a 90-minute sunset tour of the To Kalon Cellar and barrel aging rooms, followed by a tasting of Reserve and Spotlight wines with artisanal cheeses. No matter how visitors choose to spend time on the picturesque grounds, they should be sure to sample the newly released 50th anniversary vintages. Maestro, a brand new Bordeaux blend, was specially crafted to honor the winery’s 50th milestone.

The main tasting bar, located in the winery’s spacious Vineyard Room, opens to several inviting patios where guests can relax and enjoy the beauty of the celebrated To Kalon Vineyard. It also serves as an exquisite cultural center, with visual arts exhibits, concerts, book signings, and culinary pairings.

Robert Mondavi’s vision to make the Napa Valley an international center for food, wine, and art has been realized, and it’s practiced impeccably each day at the winery that bears his name.

 

AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING GENEVIEVE JANSSENS

T&T: The historic To Kalon Vineyard has an extraordinary reputation. Why is this?

GJ: 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.

T&T: 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?

GJ: As a leader, Mr. Mondavi gave us very clear direction to accomplish his vision and mission. We all work together as a unique team toward the same goal. With the spirit of the team it makes my responsibilities easier to accomplish. We’re all working toward the same thing. 

T&T: You have received many honors in your winemaking career. Is there one that means the most to you?

GJ: My biggest honor was to be asked to work with Mr. Mondavi and with the To Kalon Vineyards.

T&T: Do you have a personal favorite in your current portfolio?

GJ: 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 Maestro, a Bordeaux blend in honor of Mr. Mondavi who was most definitely our beloved Maestro.

 


Amenities

Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: Yes

Food / Wine Parings: 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: No

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.