Napa Valley pioneer Peter Mondavi dies at 101

Peter Mondavi Sr., president of the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley, died last Saturday at the age of 101. Peter was born to Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi in Virginia, Minnesota in 1914. His first job in the wine trade was nailing together crates for his father’s grape shipping business during Prohibition. The family bought the Krug Winery in … [ Read more]

Napa Valley Concludes Earliest Harvest On Record

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers released some info on the 2015 crop: The harvest is the earliest on record, with most growers set to finish sometime this week. This thanks to a scorching hot summer—one of the warmest seasons Napa has ever known. The volume of the crop is down, something like 10-20% below average. A … [ Read more]