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Margrit Biever Mondavi, Pioneering Ambassador for Napa Valley, Dies at 91

September 6, 2016

Margrit Biever Mondavi, one of America’s leading wine ambassadors, died in Napa Valley on Friday, September 2 of cancer. She was 91.

Alongside her husband Robert Mondavi, Margrit helped promote California wine in its infancy. A presence in her own right, she was known for her class, charm and intellect, creating an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality for visitors that inspired other wineries to do the same. The example she set at Robert Mondavi Winery established it as a showpiece for Napa’s wines during the 1970s and 1980s. She was also instrumental in guiding Napa’s cultural awakening, helping to shape it into the thriving center of wine, food and art it is today. Wine Spectator has much more on her remarkable life.

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