Having grown up in Lodi, California, Robert Mondavi knew the region was ideal for growing wine grapes of ripe fruit flavor balanced by natural acidity from which he could produce quality wines at affordable prices. After founding his Napa Valley winery and establishing his wines amongst the finest in the world, Mondavi returned to Lodi and acquired the Cherokee Wine Association, a local cooperative of grape growers, and named the winery after the nearby town. The Woodbridge Winery was born. There, he could pursue his dream of making delicious, affordable wines that families could share each night around the dinner table.
Robert Mondavi’s original vision was to produce wines from the Napa Valley that would stand in the company of the world’s finest.Read More →