The Mondavi clan has been feuding for more than forty years – think of it as the Hatfields and McCoys minus the folk music, but with The White House, a fur coat and financial accusations, Wall Street, and oceans of wine. If anything good came of the family rupture, it's that dissatisfied clan members went out and gave us offshoots like the Robert Mondavi Winery, Folio Fine Wine Partners (Oberon, Masi, Leda, etc.) and Continuum Estates. And all the while nursing other winemakers like Grgich Hills and fostering much better American wines than were being served in 1965, when the feud began.
But all good things – well, good for wine drinkers, at least – must come to an end: the second and third generations of the will get together for the first time ever to host a wine dinner on Thursday, October 7 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and you can virtually be there. Six Mondavi family members will get together at the Carriage House, at Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley, for an event that will be broadcast throughout private dining rooms in Morton's Steakhouses around the country.
Everyone will be dining from the same menu, with each course of brand new Morton's cuisine paired with a wine chosen by one of the Mondavis. A silent auction will be held on the evening, and an upcoming online auction around the event will feature a 27-liter blend from the Mondavi families with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Seats are still available if you'd like to join the event.