Monday, June 25th, 2012
Robert Mondavi Winery celebrates the release of Margrit Mondavi’s new book, “Margrit Mondavi’s Sketchbook: Reflections on Wine, Food, Art, Family, Romance and Life” with a book signing and event at the winery on July 11th, a day before public sales begin online. Upon purchasing the book, guests can meet, take photos with and request to have their book signed by Margrit. The evening also features a Q&A moderated by KKSF-AM’s ‘Dining Around’ host Joel Riddell with Margrit and book co-writer Janet Fletcher. Festivities continue with live music, house-made charcuterie, appetizers and wine. The book retails for $35.
The book signing will take place in the winery’s Vineyard Room from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on July 11th. The book will be available to purchase in the winery’s Appellation Room during this time and on robertmondavi.com and Amazon.com beginning on July 12th.
Margrit Mondavi, wife of the late Robert Mondavi, has created a collection of personal stories and sketches based on diary entries and reflections about her life with Mr. Mondavi at their winery. Margrit’s book is written in the spirit of the Robert Mondavi Winery’s belief that food, wine and the arts should be celebrated in everyday life. Reflecting on her long and fulfilling life in the Napa Valley, Margrit’s book shares personal and defining stories from her life, providing a deep look inside the rich history of the winery. A number of Margrit’s close friends helped compile her memoir, including a forward by renowned chef Thomas Keller, and Janet Fletcher’s writing contributions. A portion of the proceeds from book sales at the signing event will benefit the Napa Valley Opera House.