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Pioneer in Wines and Arts Leaves Lasting Legacy

By September 23, 2016Top News, VIPs

Robert_Mondavi_Winery_-_Margrit_MondaviMargrit Mondavi of Napa Valley, widow of Robert G. Mondavi and a pioneer of contemporary wine culture, died on September 3. She was 91. As Vice President of Cultural Affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery, she was instrumental in shaping the modern-day California wine industry through her life-long pursuit of, and success in, uniting wine with fine art, music and culinary artistry. She joined the winery in 1967. Under her direction, Robert Mondavi Winery developed original cultural and culinary arts programs that are now benchmarks for the wine world. With the support of her late husband, Robert G. Mondavi, she created a showplace for painters, sculptors, photographers, jazz and classical musicians, and the great chefs and winemakers of the world.

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