An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that builtaand then spectacularly lostaa global wine empire Set in Californiaas lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal. From 1906, when Italian immigrant Cesare Mondavi passed through Ellis Island, to the Robert Mondavi Corp.as twenty-first-century battle over a billion-dollar fortune, award-winning journalist Julia Flynn brings to life both the place and the people in this riveting family drama. The blood feuds are as spectacular as the business triumphs. Cesareas sons, Robert and Peter, literally came to blows in the 1960s during a dispute touched off by the purchase of a mink coat, resulting in Robertas exile from the familyaand his subsequent founding of a winery that would set off a revolution in American winemaking. Robertas sons, Michael and Timothy, as passionate in their own ways as their visionary father, waged battle with each other for control of the company before Michaelas expansive ambitions ultimately led to a board coup and the sale of the business to an international conglomerate. A meticulously reported narrative based on thousands of hours of interviews, The House of Mondavi is bound to become a classic.... Greer, interview with the author. a new nine-thousand-square-foot house: a Mondavi Residence, For Michael aamp; Isabel Mondavi, 5593 Silverado Trail, a architectural floor plan (Sonoma, Calif. ... transition to the next generation during that time.
|Title||:||The House of Mondavi|
|Author||:||Julia Flynn Siler|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2007-06-19|