Peter Mondavi, Sr. Turns 100 Years Old (VIDEOS)


Peter Mondavi, Sr.’s Celebration of the Century

Monique Soltani Peter Mondavi SrI have had the great pleasure of meeting Peter Mondavi, Sr. several times. The first was at the Morton’s Mondavi Make a Wish Dinner back in 2010. I have had the honor of interviewing Peter Mondavi, Sr. every year since. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Peter Mondavi, Sr. has graced Wine Oh TV with his humor, his charm and his passion for wine. On November 8, 2014 Peter Mondavi, Sr. will celebrate his 100th birthday. He is officially Napa Valley’s oldest working winemaker at Napa Valley’s oldest commercial winery.

What’s the secret to living a century? Peter Mondavi, Sr. says it’s a glass of wine a day. In honor of the Napa Valley living Legend here is a round up my interviews with Peter Mondavi, Sr. over the past few years.  The video above was my first on camera interview with Peter Mondavi, Sr. in 2011 when Charles Krug Winery celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary.

Peter Mondavi, Sr. Inducted into Vintners Hall of Fame 2012

In the above video, I interviewed Peter Mondavi, Sr in 2012 right after he was inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame. After nearly seven decades dedicated to pursuing his passion, 97-year-old Peter Mondavi, Sr. made history by becoming the oldest living inductee into the Vintners Hall of Fame last month. In 1943, the Mondavi Family purchased the Charles Krug Winery and remains the name behind Napa Valley’s oldest commercial winery, where they continue to be innovators in the industry.

In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani interviews the living legend who has managed to save time in a bottle for nearly a century and finds out about a birthday bash 187 years in the making.

2013 Vintners Hall of Fame

This video is from 2013 when I got to share a seat with Peter Mondavi, Sr at the 2013 Vintners Hall of Fame. The highlight for me is when Mr Mondavi told me to “Keep up the great work” and I even got a kiss on the cheek! 🙂

Monique Soltani Wedding Charles Krug wineryIt was after my first interview with Peter Mondavi, Sr. that I realized I wanted to get married at Charles Krug Winery. Here is a picture of my husband and I getting our groove on at Charles Krug Winery’s historic carriage house at our wedding in 2012. Cheers to you Mr. Mondavi!

Peter Mondavi turns 100 years old on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

You can wish Mr. Mondavi a happy birthday directly at or on Twitter @charleskrugwine. Please make sure to tell him Monique says Hi!

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PUBLISHED DATE: November 7th, 2014 | WINE CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country
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