The House of Mondavi

The House of Mondavi

The Rise and Fall of An American Wine Dynasty

Book - 2007
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An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built-and then spectacularly lost-a global wine empire

Set in California's lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal. From 1906, when Italian immigrant Cesare Mondavi passed through Ellis Island, to the Robert Mondavi Corp.'s twenty-first-century battle over a billion-dollar fortune, award-winning journalist Julia Flynn brings to life both the place and the people in this riveting family drama.

The blood feuds are as spectacular as the business triumphs. Cesare's sons, Robert and Peter, literally came to blows in the 1960s during a dispute touched off by the purchase of a mink coat, resulting in Robert's exile from the family-and his subsequent founding of a winery that would set off a revolution in American winemaking.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781592402595
1592402593
Branch Call Number: Business & Career 338.766 SIL

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