“Walking through To Kalon, admiring its contours and vines, smelling the richness of its soil, I knew this was a very special place. It exuded an indefinable quality I could not describe, a feeling that was almost mystical.”
– Robert Mondavi
Over fifty years leading California’s wine industry, and much of the world in winemaking and grape growing innovation.
Robert Mondavi Winery is home to the highly renowned To Kalon Vineyard, rated #1 in North America and #5 in the world.
Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fume Blanc.
Geneviève Janssens, Chief Winemaker for Robert Mondavi has received one of the industry’s highest honors, being named Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year. These awards recognize excellence in the wine industry, honoring the most notable figures, with a special emphasis on achievements made over the past year. Her wines that are recognized globally for their exceptional quality.
Robert Mondavi is a Napa Green Certified winery. In partnership with the Napa County Resource Conservation District, we created the Napa Sustainable Winegrowing Group (NSWG) which holds several annual workshops on topics such as water conservation, quality improvement, cover cropping, erosion control and pest management. Robert Mondavi was the first winery to receive an Innovator Award from California's Environmental Protection Agency.
To Kalon, Oakville
To Kalon Vineyard is recognized as one of the finest "Grand Cru" vineyards of the world. Ancient Greek for “the highest beauty,” it provides us with grapes for our world-class Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, and is the exclusive source of our Fumé Blanc Reserve.
Wappo Hill, Stags Leap
Wappo Hill Vineyard is located on 400 acres below the steep jagged cliffs of the Stags Leap palisades. This region's gravely, clay loam soil, cliffs that reflect the afternoon sun, and nearby bay breezes maintaining cool morning and evening temperatures provide wines with balanced acidity, velvety texture and ripe fruit flavors.
Los Carneros AVA (Spanish for "the sheep") spans the southernmost portion of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, just north of San Pablo Bay, where exposure to ocean breezes makes this the Napa Valley’s coolest vineyard area. The location is ideally suited for our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which thrive in the cool, lengthy growing season with warm summer days tempered by marine winds and fog.