Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999
Agent: Sandra Dijkstra
In 1965, after a notorious family feud, Robert Mondavi-then fifty-two years old-was thrown out of his family's winery. Far from defeated, Mondavi was dedicated to a vision of creating a superior wine. What has happened since that fateful day is one of the greatest success stories of American business. Today, the Robert Mondavi Winery is one of the most respected in the world, and Mondavi is the man who is most responsible for the worldwide recognition of American wine making, as well as changing America's palate for fine wine and fine food. In Harvests of Joy, Mondavi shares how, through his passion for excellence, he achieved this extraordinary position, one he reached not without pain and sacrifice. With invaluable insider tips on his approach to both wine making and to running a business, Mondavi's inspirational story is "a grand example of the fact that in America you can pretty much be, do, or accomplish, whatever you set out to." (Ventura County Star)
“No one has been more closely associated with the California wine revolution than Robert Mondavi. Probably because he started it."
—New York Times
“The hottest wine book for holiday gift-giving is Robert Mondavi's new autobiography Harvests of Joy."
—The Ottawa Sun
“For businessmen and dreamers, here's business advice mixed with inspirational enthusiasm from a man who . . . built himself into a world-recognized symbol of quality California wine."
—Wine & Spirits