Wines & Vines Home
   
 
Welcome Guest
LOGIN |  CREATE ACCOUNT
 
 

Faces & Forums

 

Robert Mondavi Institute Opens

December 2008
 
by Kate Lavin
 
 
Tim Mondavi
 
Clare Hasler, Robert Grey, Margrit Mondavi, Neal Van Alfen and Larry Vanderhoef (from left) wield giant scissors for the grand opening of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.
Davis, Calif. -- A group of lawmakers, faculty and donors gathered Oct. 10 at the newly constructed Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science (RMI), to celebrate the grand opening of the site.

Speaking to the hundreds of donors who had gathered for the event, University of California, Davis, chancellor Larry N. Vanderhoef said that opening the doors to RMI was akin to opening the doors to the world. UC Davis has long been considered home for one of the top food and wine research programs, and now it has facilities to match, Vanderhoef said.

In addition to private office space, the buildings are equipped with new, shared laboratories.

Tim Mondavi
 
Tim Mondavi, son of the late Robert Mondavi, watches the grand opening ceremony in Davis.
UC Davis Olive
 
UC Davis' Olive Center hosted an olive tasting at the new Institute for Food and Wine Science.


Environmental consciousness was a key point in designing the new buildings. The floors, which appear to be concrete, are in fact made from fly ash, a residue that is generally captured from the chimneys of coal plants. Cabinets in the labs are made of pressed wheat straw, and all of the wood used in construction of the building came from sustainable sources. The laboratories are outfitted with glass panels that prevent infrared radiation from entering, and keep the temperature steady. And the buildings encircle a courtyard, which is planted with a citrus grove, an olive grove and the "good life garden"--ever-changing plots of herbs and fruits.

--Kate Lavin

Tim Mondavi
 
The sensory building of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science rises to the west of the institute's olive grove, citrus grove and the ever-changing "good life garden."
 
SHARE »
Close
 
Currently no comments posted for this article.
 
 
SEE OTHER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN ï¿½ CURRENT COLUMN ARTICLES »


 
Wines & Vines Home
 
866.453.9701 | 415.453.9700 | Fax: 415.453.2517
65 Mitchell Blvd., Ste. A San Rafael, CA 94903
info@winesandvines.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 $603 million
6%
$8,136 million
6%
July 2014 $568 million $7,701 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 $66 million
9%
$1,906 million
14%
July 2014 $61 million $1,674 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 323
4%
262
18%
July 2014 312 222
     
 
MORE » Released on 08.13.2015
Direct To Consumer
Wine Shipping Report
2015
 
Download full report »
 
 

Practical Winery & Vineyard Library
 
Search the PWV archive »
 
 

CALENDAR
  • September 6
     
    Harvest Wine Celebration
     
  • September 11-13
     
    Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
     
  • September 17
     
    Winejobs.com Summit
     
  • September 18
     
    Owning and Operating an Urban Winery or Brewery
     
  • MORE »
 

READER COMMENTS
 
Article: Nielsen Unpacks Package Design »
 
Okay, I'll state the obvious (to anyone with CPG experience) - the Wine Biz is...
Reader: Joel Miller
 
Article: Nielsen Unpacks Package Design »
 
Very interesting reading. Certainly agree with the more indirect approach of evaluating the extent to...
Reader: Roger Brooks
 
Article: Experimental Solution to Pierce's Disease »
 
Congratulations to the team! It is amazing what can be done with biological controls. Keep...
Reader: Bruce Coulthard
 
Article: The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted »
 
There are some wines from New Mexico are infused with pepper flavors. Also, The Wine...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Does Red Blotch Affect Wine? »
 
I have a grapevine in my polytunnel in east London which is showing signs of...
Reader: Guest
 
 


2015 Directory/Buyer's Guide
The Wines & Vines Directory and Buyer's Guide
 
 
EXPANDED ONLINE SEARCH INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE
 
ORDER NOW »
 
LEARN MORE »
 
 
Wines & Vines Magazine
 
 
   LEARN MORE »
 
   SUBSCRIBE »
 
Digital Edition Now Available!
Wines & Vines Digital Edition Now Available
 
LEARN MORE »
 
ORDER NOW »
 
 
The Wines & Vines Online Marketing System
 
The Industry Standard winery marketing application
 
FREE LIVE DEMO »
 
VIEW VIDEO »
 
 
 
 
Latest Job Listings
 Social Media Manager
 Culver City, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Office Manager
 Lompoc, CA
General Administration and
 Cafe Lead & Wine Bar
 Yountville, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Harvest Lab Intern
 Rutherford, CA
Cellar, Lab and Production
 Temporary Part Time Ta...
 Glen Ellen, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Tasting Room Associate
 Kenwood, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Sales Rep. For Westche...
 Westchester, NY
Sales and Marketing
 Sales Rep. For North-E...
 North-Eastern New Jersey, NJ
Sales and Marketing
 Sales Rep. For Manhatt...
 Manhatten, NY
Sales and Marketing
 Sales Rep. For Long Is...
 Long Island, NY
Sales and Marketing
 
More Job Listings >>
Follow Us On:
 
 





Home  |  About Us  |  Editors  |  Subscribe  |  Print Edition  |  Digital Edition

Advertise  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy
 
 
Copyright © 2001-2015 by Wine Communications Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No material may be reproduced without written permission of the Publisher.
Wines&Vines does not assume any responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts or materials.