St. Helena in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959
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.
by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2003 by Sam Brannan Chapter 1004 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 2003.
Location. 38° 31.037′ N, 122° 29.332′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 Main Street, Saint Helena CA 94574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow 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. 1½ miles away); Stonebridge (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 . . . Charles Krug Legacy. Winery webpage:
Operated by the Mondavi family since 1943. (Submitted on May 7, 2009.)
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
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.
Additional keywords. Viticulture
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,233 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 2. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. 3. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.