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Charles Krug Winery

The California winery "Charles Krug - Peter Mondavi Family" in St. Helena im Napa Valley is owned today (as the second part of the name says) by the Peter Mondavi family. It was built in 1861 by Charles of German origin jug (1825-1892) founded. After his death it was taken over by James Moffitt in 1892, who led it through the prohibition and then sold Cesare Mondavi (1883-1959) in 1943. After his death, there were constant conflicts between the two sons Robert Gerald (1913-2008) and Peter Rudolph (1914-2016), which also escalated into violent acts. 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 managed by Cesares widow Rosa, who then handed the management over to Peter Rudolph Mondavi. In many respects, this was a pioneer for innovative innovations. Among others with the varietals (Varietal wines), in the cold fermentation of white wines, in cold sterile filtration, in the fermentation in small French oak barrels, through winery newsletters "Bottles & Bins" published for the first time in 1949, and from 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 vineyards cover 340 hectares. For the most part, varietal varieties from the varieties Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel are produced. The premium line is called "Vintage Selection". The company's flagship, the Cabernet Sauvignon, matures in new French barriques for around two years. The two other lines are called "Family Reserve" and "Napa Valley". The simplest line is marketed under the "CK Mondavi" label, these consumer wines make up by far the largest share of production.

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