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Michael Mondavi Family Estate

Genesis Block

2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley
Release Date November 2019
  • The genesis of great wines is great vineyards, and our classic head-trained vineyard is truly a labor of love

  • With origins tracing to the esteemed Château d’Yquem, cuttings for our vineyard first made their way to California in 1858

  • Our Sauvignon Blanc is a show-stopper and we are proud to offer this exquisite wine


Rob Mondavi, Jr.

Rob Mondavi, Jr., Winemaker

My philosophy encompasses the amazing roots my family has planted, yet roots are not enough. Finding new ways to create cutting-edge wines is key and it is important to go beyond the style of wines that my forefathers created. If not, I would be disappointed in myself for not stretching the limits, as I would not have embraced the heritage to excel that was provided by my family.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
15-20 years
Education
A non-classic winemaking background at Santa Clara University, miscellaneous chemistry and winemaking courses, but best of all a lifetime of experience in the cellar and vineyards.

As a winemaker, I first consider myself as a wine drinker, asking what do I want to drink and what do my friends want to drink, and then I select the vineyards, fruit maturity and all winemaking decisions based on the desire to create mesmerizing wines for myself, friends and family.