Welcome to the Robert Mondavi® x Bernardaud® NFT Collection

One legendary vineyard brought to life by world-renowned winemakers. Three hand-crafted Limoges porcelain wine vessels. 1,966 opportunities to own a piece of history.

Robert Mondavi Winery x Bernardaud


The soul of Robert Mondavi Winery—inspired by founder Robert Mondavi—is that of a creator, visionary, and innovator. With these shared characteristics and the desire to create something truly revolutionary, Robert Mondavi Winery and legendary French porcelain house Bernardaud have created a limited series of Limoges porcelain magnum (1.5L) bottles, each a handcrafted sculpture. In a nod to the year Robert Mondavi Winery was established, the collection features 1,966 bottles, each an original creation inspired by Robert Mondavi Winery's vineyards, wines and iconic winery, and each one taking 50 specialized craftsmen nearly two weeks to create. The result is stunning design and perfect functionality in a single vessel.

The MCMLXVI Collection


Robert Mondavi Winery has forged a first of its kind partnership with French luxury porcelain house Bernardaud to revolutionize the world of wine collecting and authentication. In a nod to the year the winery was established, the collection is titled "MCMLXVI" and features a limited series of 1,966 exquisitely designed limoges porcelain in 1.5L bottles. The Magnums hold custom wine blends created by the acclaimed winemakers Robert Mondavi Winery Technical Council-Geneviève Janssens, Thomas Rivers Brown and Andy Erickson-and are sourced from the iconic To Kalon® Vineyard in Napa Valley. Each bottle will be offered exclusively through generative art non fungible tokens (NFTs), each a unique and collectible piece of art.

MCMLXVI
Geneviève Janssens, Chief Winemaker

A recipient of Wine Enthusiast's esteemed "Winemaker of the Year" award and honored by the French government as an "Officer" of the Ordre National du Mèrite Agricole, Geneviève is an accomplished winemaker and enologist. For nearly 25 years she has led the Robert Mondavi Winery winemaking team in crafting world-class wines and contributing to the exceptional legacy of To KaIon Vineyard.

Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2019 Robert Mondavi winery MCMLXVI Red Blend
Limited Editions: 1 of 655 Bottles

MCMLXVI
Andy Erickson, Winemaker

Widely regarded as a Napa Valley icon, Andy Erickson employs a nuanced approach to winemaking to create coveted wines for a number of highly regarded wineries. Through his work with To Kalon Vineyard Company, Andy showcases his intimate knowledge of the iconic To Kalon Vineyard by crafting collectible, small-lot wines.

Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.4% Cabernet Franc, 1.6% Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2019 Robert Mondavi Winery MCMLXVI Red Blend
Limited Editions: 1 of 581 Bottles

MCMLXVI
Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker

Coined "Napa's Top Gun" by Wine Spectator, Thomas Rivers Brown is celebrated for his passion, natural talent and dedication to quality. As the winemaker at Schrader Cellars, he has developed a portfolio of benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon wines known for their "no holds barred" character and iconic expression of To Kalon Vineyard. Under his leadership, Schrader wines have earned more 100-point scores than any other New World winery.

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2019 Robert Mondavi Winery MCMLXVI Cabernet Sauvignon
Limited Editions: 1 of 730 Bottles

Generative Art

Clay Heaton is a generative artist and data scientist from Raleigh, North Carolina. Working in public health, video game development, and marketing throughout his career, he drew on his skills with data transformation and modeling in creating his artworks. Having launched various projects in the NFT space, he has been making digital art since 2005. Heaton created beautiful algorithmically generated artworks for each bottle, drawing traits from the bottles and wines themselves, such as tasting notes, mouthfeel, aroma, color, and body. The owner of the NFT will receive an exceptional wine, one of a kind bottle, and a unique artwork made specifically for that wine. They will all be linked via the NFT and authenticated with blockchain technology.

FAQs

An NFT, or non-fungible token, is a unique identifiable digital asset stored on the blockchain. An NFT could be a piece of digital artwork, a collectible, or even a digital representation of a real-life physical asset. Ownership of an NFT is easily and uniquely verifiable due to its public listing on the blockchain.

Each unique digital token in this collection is a piece of generative artwork inspired by both the wine bottles and the wine blends themselves, incorporating details like tasting notes, mouthfeel, aroma, color, and body into the generative traits of each unique NFT. The result will be completely original digital works of art — spectacular in their own right, while also acting as a “key” that unlocks redemption of the physical wine bottles for shipping from 9/30/22 through 12/31/22.

Both the NFT and wine collector communities thrive on authenticity, traceability and ownership, so a pairing of the two through this unique offering is a natural progression that offers exciting possibilities and foreshadows the future of collectorship, where blockchain technology sets the standard for provenance.

The NFTs will be available to purchase on December 15th from a special link on the Robert Mondavi Winery® website. Both fiat (USD) and crypto (ETH) currencies will be accepted; for those using fiat, the checkout process will look and feel like a normal online transaction; after the purchase has been completed, users will add their digital wallet address where they will receive their NFT. Those using ETH will simply be asked to connect their MetaMask wallet at checkout, complete the transaction, and the NFT will then be transferred to that wallet. You will get to pick your wine selection out of the three options during the purchase process.

Once the NFT has been purchased (or “minted”), you will be able to see your NFT on OpenSea or other Ethereum-based NFT marketplaces. You can simply connect your digital wallet to the marketplace, which “signs you in,” and then browse the NFT(s) in your wallet through the marketplace’s interface.

Wine will be shipped only to a valid U.S. address not located in an Ineligible Address State (as defined below) and to recipients who are at least 21 years old. No shipments of wine shall be made to addresses outside of the U.S. or where prohibited or restricted by local law (for example, in jurisdictions that prohibit direct to consumer shipment of wine or that require licenses that Issuer does not hold) (each, an “Ineligible Address”). Currently, the following are Ineligible Address States: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah and West Virginia. The person to whom the wine is shipped is responsible for ensuring that they are eligible to receive the wine.

Once the wines are ready on 9/30/2022, they will be claimable through 12/31/22. Token holders as of 9/30/2022 can use their NFT to claim their previously chosen limited-edition wine bottle by visiting https://nft.robertmondaviwinery.com, connecting their digital wallet, and then providing or confirming the correct address for shipping. Please follow Robert Mondavi Winery on Twitter, and check out https://nft.robertmondaviwinery.com for updates!

Buyers will be asked to submit their address upon purchasing the NFT. The redemption will start on 9/30/22, and NFT owners at that time will have until 12/31/22 to claim their bottles of wine from Robert Mondavi Winery. After 12/31/22, the unclaimed wine bottles will be sent to the original purchaser’s listed shipping address.

The buyer of the NFT will receive a unique generative artwork based on the traits of the specific wine they choose, as well as a hand-crafted porcelain bottle of wine. Each NFT also includes a certificate that may be redeemed for one To Kalon Vineyard® Tasting beginning from 9/30/2022 and ending 9/29/2023 (the “To Kalon® Tasting Period”). To redeem, reserve your To Kalon Vineyard® Tasting using the Robert Mondavi Winery reservation system (subject to availability of your desired date). Please note that other costs of participation in the To Kalon Vineyard® Tasting, such as travel, lodging, and food, are not included. More benefits might present themselves over time, such as early access to events and future drops.

Starting with this special release, Robert Mondavi Winery joins a limited number of wineries using cutting edge blockchain technology to combat counterfeiting in the wine industry. Each of the 1,966 bottles in this series comes with a unique authentication code that when scanned, brings the user to the transaction record for the corresponding NFT purchase, creating immutable proof of authenticity that will forever live on the blockchain.

Please reference this article to learn how to set up your digital wallet: Wallet Set Up Guide

The best way to prevent a lost wallet or wallet address is to make numerous physical copies of your seed phrase (“Secret Recovery Phrase”) and to store these copies in safe places you know and trust. Unfortunately, if you forget your password and lose all copies of your seed phrase, not much can be done to recover your wallet. Never share your password or your seed phrase with anyone, and please ensure to keep it safe.

Please follow Robert Mondavi Winery on Twitter, and check out https://nft.robertmondaviwinery.com/ for updates!

The claim status of each bottle of wine is listed in the metadata of the NFT. Once a bottle of wine has been claimed, the NFT metadata will be updated to reflect the wine’s claim status. You can view an NFT’s claim status by viewing its metadata, or by checking the Properties section of the NFT on OpenSea.