Sometimes enough is enough and that is certainly the case for the fourth generation at Mondavi and they are harnessing their strength as the younger generation to reunite the family, recharge the business and make great wines, just as their forefathers intended.
Clearly they have moved on but let this be a lesson in the need for clear communication, shared values and vision for the family and the business, and the need for good leadership, decision making and defined roles and responsibilities.
You hear the name Mondavi, and you think: generational wines, the Napa Valley and maybe even internal family strife. But the fourth generation of Napa Valley’s infamous wine family has had enough of the bad blood. After years of separation thanks to heavy grudges held by their grandfathers, the grandkids have said, “Basta.” Enough.