Margrit Biever Mondavi
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
Location: Napa, California