Dina Mondavi Biography
Co-Founder, Michael Mondavi Family Estate and Folio Fine Wine Partners
Dina Mondavi co-founded the Michael Mondavi Family Estate in 1999 with her parents, Michael and Isabel Mondavi, and her brother, Rob Mondavi, Jr., upon the purchase of the Animo vineyard in Atlas Peak. With her family and as a co-owner, she is responsible for directing the organization, traveling frequently to support the sales team in achieving their business goals. In addition, she is actively involved with the family’s philanthropic efforts, which are heavily focused on giving back to the Napa Valley community that has supported the Mondavi family for four generations. The family likes to support basic needs, like food, housing, supporting families in need, and veterans in need.
Early in her career, Dina worked in the membership department at the deYoung and the Legion of Honor Museums in San Francisco. She began her wine career in 2000 as a wine educator at Robert Mondavi Winery, before joining Southern Wine & Spirits in San Francisco as an account manager, both on and off premise.
In 1999 Dina, her father Michael, mother Isabel and brother Rob, collectively purchased a plot of rugged Manzanita lined land high on Atlas Peak and began establishing a vineyard, thereby founding Michael Mondavi Family Estate. Dina served as the brand manager for the family’s Isabel Mondavi Wines label, which was launched in 2005 and was responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the brand, including all sales and marketing decisions. Dina is also part of the master blending panel that assembles the final blends for M by Michael Mondavi, Isabel Mondavi Wines, Emblem and Animo.
Dina graduated from the Santa Clara University in 1998 with a degree in art history and studio art, and a minor in Italian literature. While at Santa Clara, she spent a year abroad in Florence at the Syracuse University campus. She also continued her studies at the Academy of Arts learning Interior Architecture. Dina currently resides in San Francisco with her husband and enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, golf, skiing, and ocean sports.