August 29th, 2022, St. Helena, Calif.—Charles Krug Winery, one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries, announces that fourth generation family member Angelina Mondavi joins as consulting winemaker. The eldest of Marc and Janice Mondavi’s four daughters, she honed her skills while working more than 30 harvests across three continents and has contributed to making multiple 100-point wines.
Angelina is the only member of the fourth generation, or “G4,” to pursue a winemaking degree and has extensive experience crafting highly-regarded wines. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, where she majored in chemistry with a minor in business, and a Master’s in Oenology from the University of Adelaide.
“I am excited to be working alongside Stacy Clark and her team where we will continue to innovate while honoring and stewarding the winemaking traditions of my grandfather, Peter Mondavi, Sr., my father Marc and my uncle Peter Jr.” comments Angelina Mondavi. “Together, Stacy and I are making wines that can age for years to come, but are also approachable and can be enjoyed immediately.”
As consulting winemaker at Charles Krug Winery, Mondavi will work diligently in the vineyards and winery to harness the quality from grape to bottle. Born and raised playing in her family’s 857 acres of prime Napa Valley land, she is intimately aware of the grape characters in each location from St. Helena to Howell Mountain to Yountville. Together, she and Clark will focus on block selections, barrel regimes, and tannin management to create powerful, lush, high-quality estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.
“I am proud to see a fourth generation member step into a winemaking role as succession planning is important for continuing our family business,” says co-proprietor Peter Mondavi Jr. “Angelina will be a critical part of our winemaking team at Charles Krug Winery and important to the future of our family legacy.”
“For the past 9 decades, we’ve had a family member direct winemaking at Charles Krug. It’s great to see the fourth generation integrate and take a leadership position of the future winemaking for the family. I’m so proud of the wines Angelina makes and am thrilled she is joining the winemaking team as a consulting winemaker of Charles Krug Winery,” says co-proprietor Marc Mondavi.
About Charles Krug
In 1943, Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased the historic Charles Krug property, the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and longest-running tasting room in California. The brand was built on a foundation of family values, hard work and a European winemaking tradition; it remains a family-owned winery today, producing estate-driven, top of the line Napa Valley wines. The winery is under the direction of Peter Mondavi Jr. and his brother, 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, and the fifth generation has arrived. The family continues the legacy that started almost 80 years ago and setting a foundation for generations to come. For additional information, please visit https://www.charleskrug.com/