Marc Mondavi, Winemaker and Water Witch
Party decor is finished and we are ready for little ghouls and goblins to ring the bell and scoop their tasty treats out of the cauldron. While costumed children are happily munching on chocolate and candy bars, neighborhood moms will be sipping a delicious Halloween favorite. This is the second year The Diving Rod wines are on our Halloween docket.
This wine isn’t only for Halloween or spooky parties ~ it’s a friendly wine that will pair well with cuisine any time of year. The Divining Rod Pinot Noir has already been added to our Thanksgiving menu.
The current wine releases include:
– 2014 The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley (98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% “a little magic” (Petit Verdot, Malbec) // SRP: $17.99
– 2014 The Divining Rod Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon (100% Pinot Noir) // SRP: $18.99
– 2014 The Divining Rod Divine Red, Lodi (A red blend consisting of 55% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot) // SRP: $12.99
2014 The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
– 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% “a little magic” (Petit Verdot, Malbec)
– SRP: $17.99
2014 The Divining Rod Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
– 100% Pinot Noir
– SRP: $18.99
– 2014 The Divining Rod Divine Red, Lodi
– A red blend consisting of 55% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot)
– SRP: $12.99
About The Divining Rod Wines
“From water, comes wine” – never has this been more true than with The Divining Rod wines. By giving life to countless vineyards across California, Marc Mondavi quite literally “turns water into wine.” He possesses the grape growing and winemaking skills and knowledge that come from growing up in the Napa Valley, as a key member of America’s foremost wine family. But Marc’s “sixth sense” for water divining (also called water witching or dowsing) and connection with the land, put him on another level of winemaking. That’s why we say that his Divining Rod wines are more than natural, they’re supernatural. Established in the 1940’s by Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, C. Mondavi & Family remains a family-owned business which has thrived for generations to produce fine wines for a variety of occasions and consumers. Built on a foundation of family values, hard work and European winemaking traditions, the winery offers a portfolio of wines for special occasions and everyday gatherings of family and friends. Day-to-day operations are handled by co-proprietors Marc Mondavi and Peter Mondavi Jr., both sons of legendary Napa Valley wine icon Peter Mondavi Sr., who serves as the company’s president and CEO. The family is now proudly welcoming members of the fourth generation to the business, continuing a legacy started 70 years ago.
Marc Mondavi started The Divining Rod label in 2012 in honor of his ability to locate underground water sources and establish vineyards. The first new brand from C. Mondavi & Family in over 60 years, The Divining Rod has secured its place in a long line of fine wines created by this iconic family.