About Margrit Mondavi

Margrit Mondavi and Wayne Thiebaud
Margrit Mondavi and Wayne Thiebaud. (Photo credit: Tia Gemmel/UC Davis)

Margrit Biever Mondavi (1925-2016) was an ambassador for the Robert Mondavi Winery to a wide range of international audiences and 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 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 served as co-chair of the Manetti Shrem Museum Advisory Board.