CK Mondavi remains the only wine to be Made in USA Certified®. Voting is now open for the 2015 awards honoring beautiful, innovating, inspiring American made products.
Napa, CA, September 29, 2015 — CK Mondavi Family Vineyards announced today that the winery has been named a finalist in the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made awards. Each year, Martha Stewart and the editors at Martha Stewart Living honor makers in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style. These makers are recognized for their dedication to creating beautiful, quality products and building successful business and communities.
CK Mondavi Vineyards is a finalist in the ‘Food’ section of the contest and is one of only three wineries to be nominated. The Mondavi family has been making CK Mondavi wines since 1943 when Italian immigrants, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, purchased their Napa Valley farm. Today, CK Mondavi Vineyards remains a family owned business that is run by Cesare and Rosa’s son, Peter Mondavi Sr. and his sons, Marc and Peter. To date, CK Mondavi is the only wine to be Made in USA Certified® and the family now has the fourth generation working in the business to continue the legacy that was started over 70 years ago.
“Remaining American made in the wine business is challenging in today’s global wine market,” says CK Mondavi Co-Proprietor, Marc Mondavi. “As grape prices increase other wineries have begun to source grapes from outside of the U.S. It feels great to be honored by the Marta Stewart team for remaining steadfast in our commitment to being 100% American grown and bottled.”
In order to be eligible, entrant’s products must be 100% made in America. Entrants are judged by a panel of expert judges who take in the following attributes when choosing a winner: innovativeness, demonstrated creativity and originality of idea; workmanship; appearance and design aesthetic; and the embodiment of the American Made theme. Voting for the contest is now open and runs through October 23, 2015. Anyone can cast a vote for CK Mondavi Vineyards by visiting the CK Mondavi page on the Martha Stewart American Made website here. In addition to the Martha Stewart American Made honorees selected by the judges, one Audience Choice Winner will be chosen as well.
CK Mondavi also supports American veterans through an annual donation program to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF). The CK Mondavi Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund program provides financial assistance to the injured men and women of the Armed Forces and their families through their support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. More information can be found at CKMondavi.com.
About CK Mondavi Family Vineyards
CK Mondavi wines are produced in the Napa Valley by the iconic C. Mondavi & Family. Established in the 1940s by Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, C. Mondavi & Family remains a family- owned business that has thrived for generations to produce fine wines for a variety of occasions and consumers. The family is now proudly welcoming members of the fourth generation to the business, continuing a legacy started over 70 years ago. 100% American grown and bottled, the CK Mondavi portfolio consists of the most popular varieties of wines that are handcrafted under the close stewardship of the Peter Mondavi Sr. family. A large portion of the grapes are grown on the family’s 1,850 acres of vineyards, or are sourced from vineyards that the family has had partnerships with for generations. CK Mondavi wines are consistent, vintage-to-vintage, providing consumers with a value and quality they can trust. They can be found online at CKMondavi.com, or on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram @CKMondaviWines.