Robert G. Mondavi

Celebrating the Good Life

Peter J. Shields Library — Special Collections Display Cases
Summer Quarter through November 16, 2013

Poster from the Mondavi exhibit

Special Collections is pleased to present an exhibit on Robert G. Mondavi (1913-2008) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The exhibit also marks the official opening of the Robert G. Mondavi Papers. The collection is fully cataloged and ready for researchers.

Anyone familiar with California wines has heard the name Robert Mondavi. But do you know how he became one of the most influential figures in the American wine world of the late twentieth century? Special Collections doesn't have any secret hints for making wine (those remain with the winery), but the exhibit will show you how Mr. Mondavi rose to prominence and how he saw his role in promoting wine, fine food, and the arts.

Robert Mondavi and his wife Margrit Biever Mondavi have a long-standing relationship with UC Davis. Thanks to their interest in our educational mission, The Robert G. Mondavi Trust donated the Robert G. Mondavi Papers to Special Collections in 2011. Since that time, a Special Collections archivist has been hard at work cataloging and preserving Robert Mondavi's papers. This work has been funded by generous donations from the Robert Mondavi Trust, Margrit Mondavi, and supporting friends.

For more information, please contact Special Collections (speccoll@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-1621). This exhibit was created by Liz Phillips, Special Collections (ecphillips@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-9869).