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Charles Krug Winery

The Californian winery "Charles Krug - Peter Mondavi Family" in St. Helena in Napa Valley is today (as the second part of the name said) in the possession of the family Peter Mondavi. It was built in 1861 by the German-born Charles jug (1825-1892). After his death in 1892 James Moffitt took over prohibition and sold it in 1943 to Cesare Mondavi (1883-1959). After their demise, there were constant conflicts between the two sons Robert Gerald (1913-2008) and Peter Rudolph (1914-2016), which also escalated to fisticuffs. Robert separated from the family and founded his own winery in Oakville in 1966 (see the family history in detail below) Mondavi ).

The Charles Krug Winery was initially led by Cesare's widow Rosa, who then gave the lead to Peter Rudolph Mondavi. This was in many ways a pioneer of innovative innovations. Among other things, at the varietals (Varietal wines), in the cold fermentation of white wines, in cold sterile filtration, in the fermentation in small French oak barrels, by in 1949 for the first time published winery newsletters "Bottles & Bins", and from the year 1951 annual tastings. The sons Marc (* 1954) and Peter jr. (* 1958) studied viticulture at the University of California in Davis and Stanford.

Today, Peter jr. supported by his brother Marc the operation. The vineyards cover 340 hectares. Most of the varietals are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel. The premium line is called "Vintage Selection". The flagship of the house, the Cabernet Sauvignon, ripens for about two years in new French oak barrels. The other two lines are called "Family Reserve" and "Napa Valley". The simplest line is marketed under the label "CK Mondavi", these consumer wines make up by far the largest share of production.

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