RIP Robert Mondavi

Sadly, we have just learned of the passing of wine industry great, Robert Mondavi.

I’m sure many of us that lived in Napa Valley have beautiful memories of Bob. My personal favorite was when I was catering an event for a major wine group that included hundreds of industry VIP’s and he walked straight up to me in a tent filled with chefs, kissed me on the cheek and thanked me for the food. He was a beautiful man that did so much for the wine industry, California tourism, and touched so many lives through organizations, donations, motivation, and education.

Now I’m picturing the opening parade for Copia in 2001,where he and Julia Child rode down the street in a beautiful convertible, waving at everyone that had come to celebrate the triumphant commencment . Hopefully they will be reunited in the vineyard in the sky and know that they truly made the world a better place for so many.

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One Response to “RIP Robert Mondavi”

  1. A very beautiful tribute…well said.

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