Welcome to Episode 1554 on Italian Wine Podcast, Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo. Today, she will be interviewing Peter Mondavi Jr.
More about today’s guest
Peter Mondavi Jr. is the second son of Peter and Blanche Mondavi and grandson of Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, the Napa Valley pioneers who purchased the historic Charles Krug Winery in 1943. As co-proprietor with his brother Marc, he works on issues of strategic importance, including stewardship of the family legacy. Peter, born in 1958, grew up on the winery property. He may have started his education at the winery, but following in his father’s footsteps, he attended Stanford University, earning a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in engineering management and an MBA a decade later. His engineering background has proved a valuable asset to the winery as he has directed a number of key design projects, including the development of a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. His business education has also greatly contributed to the development and execution of the company’s long-term strategic plan. Peter is immersed in the stewardship of the historic Charles Krug Winery and vineyards. Peter’s passion is working to reinforce Charles Krug Winery as one of Napa Valley’s premier estates, centering on the family’s tradition of innovation and quality. Peter is a former board member of the Napa Valley Vintners Association, Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Association (served as President), Yountville Appellation Association, Bottlenotes Advisory Board and Family Winemakers of California. He keeps his academic ties alive as a guest lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He lives in Napa Valley with his wife Katie Williams-Mondavi. Their son, Lucio, a Stanford graduate, worked in the automotive engineering sector in Italy and will be attending business school this fall. And daughter Lia graduated from Harvard and lives in London, working for a food tech start-up.
More about Juliana Colangelo:
Juliana Colangelo is a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. Juliana joined Colangelo & Partners in 2013 with previous experience in events, hospitality, and nonprofit development. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana has led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 13 people with representation of leading wine companies such as Jackson Family Wines, Far Niente, Charles Krug Winery, Foley Family Wines and more. Juliana has completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University, allowing her to bring a strategic and sales-oriented approach to communications strategy for the agency. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category. In 2022 Juliana became a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador.
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