The First Lady of Napa Valley
by Sophie Gayot
Who can talk about Margrit Mondavi’s exciting life better than herself? I recently attended a dinner with the second wife of the late Napa Valley iconic vintner Robert Mondavi. Besides the meal we shared at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air restaurant, I also was lucky enough to have a private discussion with the gifted storyteller.
Allow me to share a few words about the lady from Switzerland who brought so much to the Valley and is now the Vice President of Cultural Affairs of Robert Mondavi Winery: generosity, joie de vivre, witty, artistic, colorful style and simplicity.
To learn more about the incredible life she has had, watch my exclusive interview with the woman who bears the heavy (and informal) title of The First Lady of Napa Valley.
You can find her new book, Margrit Mondavi’s Sketchbook: Reflections on Wine, Food, Art, Family, Romance and Life, on www.robertmondavi.com and Amazon (SRP $35).
You can click on each photo to enlarge. All photos by Sophie Gayot.