To all of our friends,
The Robert Mondavi family is extremely appreciative of the many kind expressions of compassion and personal reflections that have appeared since Robert’s death. From the beginning, his vision, commitment to excellence in every part of his life and desire to empower others to do their best, were hallmarks of his efforts; and he would be gratified to see that his message was heard around the world.
Please be assured that your words have eased our feelings of loss, and we hope that our paths will cross in the future so that we can share some of our best memories.
The Robert Mondavi Family
Wow. I wasn’t expecting to receive anything like this (even if it did go out to an undisclosed amount of recipients). It just goes to show that you never know who reads your blog, and that you have a chance to reach people on a personal level, even on the internet. This was a very classy gesture on the part of the family, especially during their time of loss. The more time I spend around the wine industry, the more I realize it’s all about the people involved; their love and passion is what makes this business so special. Some of the nicest people I have met are in this trade, and this little email is further proof of that.
You can share a message / condolences with the family on the Napa Valley Vintners Website
Also, The Chronicle’s Jon Bonné has an extensive write up on Robert at SFgate.com
A write up is coming soon on the Robert Mondavi Winery Website.