Tim Mondavi is the winegrower, visionary and creative force behind all aspects of Continuum Estate. He has devoted his life’s work and passion to enhancing the art of wine. In 1974, armed with a degree from UC Davis in viticulture & enology, Tim joined the winemaking team at Robert Mondavi Winery. There Tim guided wine research programs, led the development of Napa’s Appellation system and mentored many winemakers over the years. Early on, he began using the term “winegrower” instead of winemaker, to identify his belief that the personality of great wine is a manifestation of the soil, climate and the people involved.
His first-hand experience in winegrowing extends to Italy, Chile, Australia, and France where Tim developed, or was an integral part of, a number of luxury wines including Opus One in Napa, Ornellaia and Luce in Italy, and Seña in Chile. In all endeavors, it is his “genuine love of the vine” that keeps him innovating and creating to bring great wines to our tables.