The house that Robert Mondavi built: no, not his namesake winery but his actual home. Previous posts have highlighted Christmas lights on commercial winery buildings, but this post is dedicated to a particular Napan's abode. On a large knoll, overlooking the Stag's Leap District AVA, is the site where the late Robert Mondavi built his home, high above the valley and vineyards he made famous world wide. A genius in marketing and promotion, Mondavi arguably made the Napa Valley the success it is today.
A cheery site on my drive home from work, the roof top Christmas tree can actually be seen as a red dot from the steps of the winery where I am gainfully employed some five miles north. Thank you, to whomever, for continuing such a welcome, joyous tradition.