Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Helena in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959

 
 
Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
1. Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959 Marker
Inscription. Cesare Mondavi, an Italian immigrant, settled first in Minnesota in 1908. After a brief career in the iron mines, he opened a saloon. In 1922 he moved his family to California’s Central Valley, where he became an independent fruit shipper, sending wine grapes to his former saloon customers, Italian-born wine makers. In 1943 he purchased Charles Krug Winery for $75,000. He and his sons, Peter and Robert parted ways, with Peter remaining at Charles Krug. Today, Peter and his sons, Marc and Peter, Jr. continue the family tradition of making premium Bordeaux-style mines.
Plaque dedicated April 26, 2003
by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2003 by Sam Brannan Chapter 1004 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 31.037′ N, 122° 29.332′ W. Marker is in St. Helena, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from St. Helena Highway (State Highway 29/128) south of Deer Park Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 Main Street, Saint Helena CA 94574, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Cesare Mondavi, Charles Krug and the California Historic Landmark Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
2. Cesare Mondavi, Charles Krug and the California Historic Landmark Markers
flies. Charles Krug Winery (here, next to this marker); Charles Krug 1825 - 1892 (here, next to this marker); Beringer Brothers Winery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hudson House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robert Louis Stevenson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richie Block (approx. 1.4 miles away); NSGW & Historic District (approx. 1.5 miles away); Stonebridge (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Helena.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located next to the "Charles Krug Winery" Marker and below the "Charles Krug 1824-1892" Marker. See Nearby Markers for additional information.
 
Regarding Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959. The Charles Krug Winery, now owned and operated by the Mondavi Family was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark on December 31, 1956.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Charles Krug Winery. Operated by the Mondavi family since 1943. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Mondavi Story. This article gives a history of the Mondavi wine story and goes into detail of the parting of the ways of the Mondavi brothers. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
Charles Krug Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle
3. Charles Krug

1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Two identical plaques were cast for this April 26, function. They were placed on The Old Redwood Cellar and the Carriage House. A total of four plaques were placed at the winery by Sam Brannan Chapter E Clampus Vitus in April 2003.

Johnny lind was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was placed. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson.
    — Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Charles Krug Winery Photo, Click for full size
By Jack W. Coburn,Martinez, Ca.
4. Charles Krug Winery
"Oak Room"
St.Helena, California
Description on postcard:
Former carriage house which was converted into an aging room for select vintages. Aging is done in 60 gallon French Oak barrels. Established in 1861 by Charles Krug, the pioneer wine maker of Napa Valley. The historic winery, located in the heart of this world-famous wine growing region, is owned and operated by the Cesare and Rosa Mondavi family. It is surrounded by green lawns and mighty oaks trees. Visitors are always welcome and tours through the winery are held daily at frequent intervals.
Historical Landmark #563
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,871 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement