Margrit Biever Mondavi


Age: 91

widow of California wine pioneer Robert G. Mondavi (d. 2008) who was the company's cultural affairs director for decades and founded the winery's Summer Music Festival in 1969 as a benefit for the local community (over the years it has drawn performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, and Tony Bennett, but a winter classical music series was created later to benefit local music organizations), who also introduced cooking classes that evolved into a "Great Chefs" series at the winery as the couple endowed arts centers and schools and a local opera house.

Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

Born: August 2, 1925

Died: September 2, 2016

Napa, California