If it were not for the dreams of our forefathers... if it were not for their distant desire and steadfast determination…
Carlo and Dante Mondavi found RAEN winery on the western boundaries of the Sonoma Coast.
Tim and Marcia Mondavi and their families, along with Carlo and Dante’s Grandfather Robert Mondavi found Continuum Estate to produce a single estate wine at the highest level.
The Mondavi family unexpectedly sells all ownership in Robert Mondavi winery. Robert, Tim and Marcia begin plans for a new estate winery and vineyard.
Dante & Carlo begin working with wine at Robert Mondavi and Opus One. This begins their education in wine, learning from their father Tim, the winegrower and grandfather Robert.
Family founds Robert Mondavi Winery to produce world-class wines. Carlo & Dante’s father, Tim leads winegrowing for over 30 years.
Family purchases part of Sunny St. Helena Winery.
Family purchases Charles Krug winery. The Mondavi’s grow and bottle quality table wine.
Prohibition is voted into law shutting down Cesaré and Rosa Mondavi’s business. Cesaré moves the family across the country to California to send grapes to home winemakers across America.
Carlo and Dante’s great grandfather Cesaré Mondavi voyages from Italy to the United States.
Pronounced “rain”, our name reminds us that wine was rain first.
It only becomes wine in our vineyards after being filtered by the rocks taken back up by the vines and sweetened by the sun. The unique spelling is our society and ethos, which is translated to Research in Agriculture and Enology Naturally.
As winemakers and farmers, Carlo and Dante attribute a great deal of what they have learned to their grandfather Robert and father Tim, both whom influenced them from a young age.
Carlo and Dante’s father Tim was a pioneer for California Pinot Noir in the early 1970s and has always had a tremendous regard for the great wines of Burgundy. To this day his Pinot Noirs from the 1970s are showing incredibly well. Carlo and Dante credit their father’s passion for Pinot Noir as the early inspiration that got them excited at a young age.