Wine is a wonderful thing to share with old friends, and apparently it is good for mending the fractured ties of an estranged family. Especially if your last name is Mondavi. After what has been reported as a bitter family feud which ended in the breakup and sale of the Mondavi empire over the last couple of months, brothers Robert and Peter Mondavi (aged 90 and 92 respectively) have decided to make some wine together as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation.
This single barrel of wine (with juice coming from each of the respective sides of the family disputes) will be sold off at the Napa Valley Wine Auction next summer.
Michael Mondavi (former CEO of the estate) has also taken the opportunity to start afresh. He recently formed Folio Wine Company, at which he will produce handcrafted, high-end wines as well as import select wines from partners abroad.
When wine is in your genes, I guess nothing beats getting back to the presses.
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