Peter Rudolf Mondavi: The Pioneer of California’s Mondavi Family Winery Passes Away at 101

Mar 08, 2016 629

By Catherine Accardi

Peter Mondavi Sr., Napa Valley visionary responsible for the success of his family's winery for more than 50 years died on February 20th at his home in St. Helena, California. He was 101.

Mondavi was born in Virginia, Minnesota, on November 8, 1914, to Cesare and Rosa Grassi Mondavi, natives of Sassoferrato in the Marche region of Italy. Typical of hardworking immigrants, Rosa ran a boarding house for Italian iron miners while Cesare opened a saloon and later a grocery store at the beginning of prohibition.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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