In 1965, after a notorious family feud, Robert Mondavi-then fifty-two years old-was thrown out of his family's winery. Far from defeated, Mondavi was dedicated to a vision of creating a superior wine. What has happened since that fateful day is one of the greatest success stories of American business. Today, the Robert Mondavi
Winery is one of the most respected in the world, and Mondavi is the man who is most responsible for the worldwide recognition of American wine making, as well as changing America's palate for fine wine and fine food. In Harvests of Joy, Mondavi shares how, through his passion for excellence, he achieved this extraordinary position, one he reached not without pain and sacrifice. With invaluable insider tips on his approach to both wine making and to running a business, Mondavi's inspirational story is "a grand example of the fact that in America you can pretty much be, do, or accomplish, whatever you set out to." (Ventura County Star)
About the Author
Robert Mondavi founded the Robert Mondavi Winery, one of the country's largest wineries. He also founded the American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, and co-founded the American Institute of Wine & Food, with Julia Child. Among his many honors are Winemaker of the Year (1982), the Torch of Liberty Award from B'nai B'rith, and Business Leader of the Year from the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California (1998). He lives in Napa, California.