Wine Archives: Robert Mondavi

” …. America’s premier enology school scored a monumental donation from the family of America’s most famous vintner this week. The children of Robert Mondavi—Michael Mondavi, who now runs his own eponymous estate, and Marcia Mondavi Borger and Tim Mondavi of Continuum Estate—have donated more than 40 boxes of materials belonging to their late father to the University of California at Davis. The papers and photos include Robert Mondavi’s correspondences with wine industry leaders and former California Gov. Gray Davis, hand-written speeches (one of them for Julia Child’s 90th birthday party) and photographs of Mondavi and his family dating back to his college days at Stanford in the 1930s. Experts in the special collections department of the UC Davis library will now spend the next year cataloging and organizing all of the documents in preparation for a public exhibit next year, and the archived collection will be available for research by both students and the public thereafter. “This collection is a terrific addition to our library,” professor emeritus and acting librarian Randy Siverson told Wine Spectator. “We already have one of the world’s most comprehensive collections in viticulture and enology and this gift will add further luster to it.” ….”
Link: http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/45216


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