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|DATE / TIME||EVENTS / INDUSTRY||LOCATION|
|Jun 17, 2011|
02:00PM - 05:00PM
|Global Toast for Robert Mondavi's Birthday|
Mondavi Birthday Toast
GLOBAL TOAST TO ROBERT MONDAVI'S BIRTHDAY SLATED FOR JUNE 17 AT ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY IN NAPA VALLEY Winery event and global toast to be attended by well-wishers world-wide via the Internet
WHAT: Together with the entire staff of the Robert Mondavi Winery, Margrit Mondavi and Genevieve Janssens, director of winemaking, will celebrate Robert Mondavi's birthday on Friday, June 17, 2011, with a special open house and global toast at the winery in Napa Valley, which is open to the public. The occasion honors the vast contribution the late vintner made to the California wine industry. At 2 pm, the winery will join together for a global toast to Mr. Mondavi, streamed world-wide on the winery's Facebook page via livestream: http://www.facebook.com/#!/robertmondavi?sk=app_142371818162
All visitors to the winery on June 17 will receive a complimentary glass of Robert Mondavi Winery 2009 Napa Valley Fume Blanc. There will be live music from 12:00-5:00pm.
WHO: Margrit Mondavi and Director of Winemaking Genevieve Janssens, with winery staff, friends, and colleagues.
WHERE: Robert Mondavi Winery, located on the west side of Highway 29, just north of Oakville Cross Road in the heart of Napa Valley. And worldwide via the internet, http://www.facebook.com/#!/robertmondavi?sk=app_142371818162 WHEN: June 17, 2011 at 2:00pm.
WHY: Robert Mondavi's pioneering vision placed California wines among the finest in the world and made them an integral part of a gracious lifestyle.
On June 17 friends and fans from around the globe will gather to celebrate his passion and vision by raising a glass and sharing the stories that created his legacy. (Although the toast and celebration is on June 17, Robert Mondavi's birthday is on June 18.) In honor of Robert Mondavi, with every new "LIKE" received on The Robert Mondavi Winery Facebook page during June 13th -17th, Robert Mondavi Winery will donate $1 (up to $10,000) to Days of Taste, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children about the food we eat. Days of Taste is the community action group of the American Institute of Wine & Food, which was founded by Julia Child and Robert Mondavi.
VISUALS: At 2 p.m. Margrit Mondavi, winery staff and friends will gather together to toast Mr. Mondavi, honoring his enduring and inspiring legacy. Margit Mondavi and Genevieve Janssens will each share some personal reflections of Robert Mondavi during the toast. The toast will be streamed live worldwide on the winery's Facebook page via livestream. See it at http://www.facebook.com/#!/robertmondavi?sk=app_142371818162 WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/#!/robertmondavi?sk=app_142371818162
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