COMPANY: Robert Mondavi Winery
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: The legendary Robert Mondavi transformed the once-dormant Napa Valley into the epicenter of American wine culture. But without the steadfast determination and devotion of his wife Margrit, the rest of the world would never have known. Margrit, who appeared on our cover in 2009, had a life-long goal of uniting wine with fine arts, music, and culinary artistry. When she began working at Robert Mondavi Winery just two years after its founding, it was in a position that today would be referred to as public relations, something that Napa Valley desperately needed.