Beth Costa Executive Director Russian River Wine Road
Peter Mondavi, Jr. "Charles Krug Winery "
The second son of Peter and Blanche Mondavi, Peter Mondavi, Jr. was born in 1958 and raised on the historic winery property. Peter Jr. followed in his father's footsteps by attending Stanford University, where he earned a BS and an MS in Engineering, then an MBA. Peter's engineering background has proved a valuable asset to the winery; he has directed a number of key design projects, including the development of a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. His business education has contributed to the development and execution of the company's long-term strategic plan. Peter Jr. is overseeing an ambitious, $21.6 million winery and vineyard investment program, focused on replanting the family's 850 acres of prized Napa Valley land and upgrading winemaking operations. The intention is to enhance Charles Krug Winery's reputation as one of Napa Valley's premier properties, centering on the family's tradition of innovation, integrity and quality. He is a member of numerous wine-related organizations, including the Wine and Food Society of San Francisco and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. He is a former board member of both the Napa Valley Vintners Association and the Family Winemakers of California.