|Award of Merit|
American Wine Society 2016 Award of Merit Recipient
AWS President Frank Aquilino (left)
Accepting the award on behalf of his
father is Peter Mondavi Jr.
In recognition of his lifelong dedication to wine, the American Wine Society celebrates the achievements of Peter Mondavi Sr.by presenting to him its Award of Merit for 2016.
As President of Charles Krug Winery, Peter Mondavi Sr. effected tremendous enological, viticultural and marketing innovations over six decades, including:
- Vintage dating varietal wines
- Cold fermentation of white wines
- Cold sterile filtration
- Use of glass-lined tanks for sanitation and preservation of wines
- The first winery newsletter, initially published in 1949
- The annual Tastings on the Lawn starting in 1951
Peter Mondavi, Sr. remained active in the day-to-day winery operations as he approached 100. He remained engaged until February 20th, 2016, when he passed away at 101 years old in his home on the Charles Krug property.
In appreciation for his lifelong devotion to both wine and family, the American Wine Society honors Peter Mondavi Sr. with its highest award..
November 5, 2016
|Konstantin Frank, 1971||Hudson Cattell, 1991||Gordon Murchie 2011|
|Charles Fournier, 1972||Andrew C. Rice, 1992||Jim Bernau 2012|
|Leon D. Adams, 1973||Vernon L. Singleton, 1993||Dick Naylor 2013|
|Willard B. Robinson, 1974||Lucie T. Morton, 1994||Gina Gallo 2014
|Philip and Jocelyn Wagner, 1975||Alex and Louisa Hargrave, 1995||Chuck Wagner 2015
|Maynard A. Amerine, 1976||Warren Winiarski, 1996||
Peter Mondavi Sr.
|G. Hamilton Mowbray, 1977||Arnulf W. Esterer, 1997|
|Harold P. Olmo, 1978||Vincent Petrucci, 1998|
|George W.B. Hostetter, 1979||Justin Morris, 1999|
|Andre Tchelistcheff, 1980||Ann C. Noble, 2000|
|Alexander Brailow, 1981||Peter M.F. Sichel, 2001|
|Robert Mondavi, 1982||Marian Baldy, 2002|
|Louis P. Martini, 1983||Sharron McCarthy, 2003|
|Douglas and Marlene Moorhead, 1984||Jonathan Newman, 2004|
|James F. Gallander, 1985||Miljenko "Mike” Grgich, 2005|
|Philip Hiaring, 1986||Angel Nardone, 2006|
|Richard P. Vine, 1987||Jacques Recht, 2007|
|Harriet Lembeck, 1988||Kent Rosemblum, 2008|
|Charles M. Crawford, 1989||Zelma Long, 2009|
|Nelson J. Shaulis, 1990||Eric & Lee Miller 2010|