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Monday, February 22, 2016

A Napa Legend, Peter Mondavi, Passes at 101

Charles Krug Winery's Peter Mondavi, Sr. lived an extraordinary 101 years. His parents purchased Charles Krug in 1943, a winery that was already over eight decades old. Mondavi became president of the winery in 1976.

Locally, Peter is most known for his infamous feud with his brother, Robert. Because of this Robert left the winery in the 1960s and soon started Robert Mondavi Winery, the first premium winery in Napa Valley and the rest, as they say, is history.

Things never quite healed between the brothers and you can bet Charles was a bit jealous of Robert's success after leaving the family's winery. Both brothers contributed a lot to modern California wine making.

Article on Peter's life from the Napa Register.