About Margrit Mondavi

Margrit Mondavi

Margrit Mondavi and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. (Photo credit: Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

Margrit Biever Mondavi is an ambassador for the Robert Mondavi Winery to a wide range of international audiences and has pursued a life-long interest in uniting wine with fine arts, music and culinary artistry.

An ardent supporter of the university, Margrit Mondavi made a $2 million gift during The Campaign for UC Davis towards the launch of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. She created scholarships to help students in the arts, humanities, and viticulture and enology programs. And she volunteered countless hours as the co-chair of the Campaign Cabinet—the volunteer board that led UC Davis’ first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Margrit and her late husband, Robert Mondavi, established the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science and the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis.

Margrit serves as co-chair of the Manetti Shrem Museum Advisory Board.