This piece originally appeared on Decanter.com.
Peter Mondavi died at his home in St Helena, Napa, on 20 February, said Charles Krug Winery, the family estate where he served as chief executive for nearly 40 years. Mondavi died surrounded by family members, the estate said.
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He will be remembered as one of the leading lights of California wine of the last century and his time at the helm of Charles Krug Winery has coincided with the US sunshine state—and Napa Valley specifically—establishing itself on the global fine wine scene.