Thursday, July 02, 2009
Peter Mondavi to receive Lifetime Achievement
Mondavi Sr. of Charles Krug Winery is one of three wine
luminaries who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California
State Fair this year. Winemaker Zelma Long and viticulture professor Vincent
Petrucci will join Mondavi in receiving awards.
We are thrilled and honored that Dad is being acknowledged for
lifes work, said Peter Mondavi Jr., Peters son and co-proprietor
Charles Krug Winery. The Napa Valley wine business was effectively
started in 1861 by Charles Krug, whose historic estate has been in
the Peter Mondavi family since 1943. In honoring Mondavi the
selection committee noted his unselfish commitment to Napa Valley
wine-making and more than 60 years of groundbreaking innovations.
This years honorees will be feted July 9 at Californias
Gourmet, the State Fairs annual celebration of California wine
held at the Sacramento Convention Center. The awards ceremony
will take place at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a public tasting
of this years award-winning wines.
Photo: G.M. "Pooch" Pucilowski
hosting Grape & Gourmet