Dina Mondavi, granddaughter of Robert Mondavi, visits vin48 to pour her families Isabel Mondavi and Emblem wines Wednesday evening.
Dina Mondavi, along with her parents Michael and Isabel Mondavi, and brother Rob Mondavi, Jr., founded the Michael Mondavi Family Estate in 1999 with the purchase of their Animo vineyard in Atlas Peak. Today, the family-owned estate, backed by four generations of Napa Valley winemaking experience, produces wines under the Isabel Mondavi, Emblem, Animo and “M” by Michael Mondavi labels.
The collection of wines honors the Mondavi family’s longstanding commitment to selecting the finest vineyards, protecting the environment, and hand-crafting wines with varietal character and balance. Michael’s career began in 1966 when he co-founded the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley with his father, Robert Mondavi. During his tenure he served as winemaker, vice-president of production, vice president of sales, managing director, president and CEO.
Dina co-founded Folio Fine Wine Partners in 2004 with her parents and brother, Rob Mondavi Jr. Folio is an importer of family owned wineries from around the world as well as a producer of quality California wines, including the Michael Mondavi Family Estates wines. Dina travels around the country supporting the Michael Mondavi Family Estates wines.
Charles Hays, vin48’s chef and owner, will pair the wines with appetizers on the restaurant’s patio. The event is part of vin48’s Summer Tasting Series, which takes place every Wednesday and features winemakers/importers from the world’s best wine growing region. The wines are paired with Hays’ cuisine. The event is $25, which includes wine tasting and appetizers. All wines served are available at discounted prices from series partner Beaver Liquors in Avon.