Vintner Robert Mondavi Dead at 94

The name Robert Mondavi may mean inexpensive California wine to a lot of people, but the vintner, who died today at the age of 94, was responsible for making Napa Valley known internationally as a great wine-making region. He was inducted into the CIA’s Vintner’s Hall of Fame in 2007, an honor Mondavi’s wife called “a pearl in the crown of our family’s winemaking history in the Napa Valley.”

Winemaker Robert Mondavi Dead at 94 [NYT]