Explore Robert Mondavi Winery with Will Blackmon
Shop the Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker’s curated selections
Will Blackmon played 12 seasons in the NFL. He played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, whom he won Super Bowl 46 with, the Jacksonville Jaguars and finished his career with the Washington Redskins.
Will’s passion is wine. Due to his strong desire to learn more about wine, he went on to complete his level 2 and level 3 certification, through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, also known as the WSET. He also passed his Intro exam through the Court of Master’s Sommelier. Will is now coined as the “NFL Wine Guy”. He launched a VIP Wine Concierge business called, The WINE MVP, as a way to educate, make wine more approachable, and empower those looking to learn more about wine. All of this presented with the idea in mind that when it comes to fine wine, everyone can be an “MVP”.
In 2020, Will was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in the United States. He has also been featured in USA Today, Wine Spectator, & VinePair to name a few.
The To Kalon Reserve
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, Fumé Blanc.