The presenters at WWET Napa Valley are among the best and most respected wine educators, winemakers and growers in the country.
Karen is one of the world’s most-respected wine educators and writers. Her book, The Wine Bible, is the single, best-selling wine book of all time in the United States. It has been praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A masterpiece of wine writing…the single best wine book written in years…” (Kevin Zraly).
Karen is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language. These include the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year (James Beard Foundation) and the Global Wine Communicator of the Year (International Wine and Spirits Association). In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen “America’s Missionary of the Vine.”
Karen is a gifted presenter, who has been wine correspondent for the Today Show and host of her own PBS series on wine. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn from her.
Marc Mondavi is a third-generation member of one of Napa Valley’s legendary winemaking families and, with his brother Peter, Jr., works on issues of strategic importance to the Peter Mondavi Family, including stewardship of all the winery’s brands.
The eldest son of Peter and Blanche Mondavi, Marc was born in 1954 in St. Helena. He caught the family winemaking bug early in life, holding his first official winery position at age 10. He studied viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis, and marketing at California State University, Sacramento.
Returning to the winery in 1978 after his studies, he immersed himself in every aspect of winery operations. He worked with his father to further his knowledge of winemaking, and applied the expertise he had acquired at UC Davis to the winery’s numerous vineyard holdings.