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C. Mondavi & Family Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Amidst Rapid Growth, Charles Krug Parent Company Looks Internally For Newest Executive Hire

Napa, Calif., September 26, 2017C. Mondavi & Family, the parent company behind iconic wine brands such as Charles Krug, Divining Rod and Purple Heart Wines, is excited to name Jeff Richardson as the group’s Chief Operating Officer.

Richardson has been a member of the C. Mondavi & Family team for nine years, where he advanced from his position as the Director of Production to a more recent role as Vice President of Operations. The Cloverdale native has spearheaded an impressive amount of growth for the business throughout his time at C. Mondavi & Family. In fact, production capabilities for the company have nearly doubled during his tenure. Richardson was also the leader of an extensive renovation project that completely transformed the Charles Krug tasting room – which now includes a salumeria and pizza kitchen – into one of Napa’s most popular destinations.

“Jeff has been a leader in every sense of the word in building our infrastructure, both for our great Napa estate at Charles Krug and the entire business,” notes Peter Mondavi Jr., co-proprietor of Charles Krug Winery. “We are excited to have him take on this new role as we continue to strengthen the image and operational capabilities at C. Mondavi & Family.”

“We’ve been able to see what Jeff brings to the table for almost a decade now, and we’re impressed by his abilities day after day,” adds Marc Mondavi, Charles Krug’s other co-proprietor. “He’s going to be an indispensable COO who will continue to keep the company growing and healthy as we head into the next 75 years of our family business.”  

Richardson’s new appointment comes following the more recent hires of Judd Wallenbrock as CEO, Mark Koppen as Vice President of Marketing, and David Brown as Senior Vice President of Sales.

About C Mondavi & Family:

In 1943, Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased the historic Charles Krug property, which remains a family-owned winery producing estate-driven Napa Valley wines. The brands of C Monday and Family—Charles Krug, Purple Heart Wines, The Divining Rod, and CK Mondavi & Family—were built on a foundation of family values, hard work and a European winemaking tradition. The wineries are under the direction of Peter Mondavi Jr. and Marc Mondavi, who steward the family business passed to them by their father, legendary Napa Valley wine icon Peter Mondavi Sr.  The family is now proudly welcoming members of the fourth generation to the business, continuing a legacy started over 70 years ago and setting a foundation for generations to come. For additional information, please visit https://www.charleskrug.com/

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