Fodor's Expert Review Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Arguably the most influential participant in the Napa Valley's rise to international prominence, the late Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in the 1960s after losing a battle with his brother over the direction of their family's Charles Krug Winery. In an era when tasting rooms were mostly downscale affairs, Mondavi commissioned architect Cliff May to create a grand Mission-style space to receive visitors. May's design still resonates, the graceful central arch framing the lawn and the vineyard behind, inviting a stroll under the arcades. The Estate Tour & Tasting and Vintner's Tasting provide an introduction to the winery, its portfolio, and Mondavi's life. Another offering focuses on whites and caviar, with a third involving Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mondavi section of the famed To Kalon Vineyard. All visits require a reservation, with last-minute requests often granted.


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7801 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29
Oakville, California  94562, USA


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Rate Includes: Tastings and tours from $40

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