Robert's father Cesare and my great-grandfather Nazzareno were friends from the small town of Sassoferrato in Le Marche, Italy and immigrated together to the U.S. in the early 1900's, working the iron-ore mines in Minnesota and Michigan before making their way to California.
We had the incredible occasion to talk of our common family history over lunch.
Photo of Robert and Margrit Mondavi, with my wife Christine and me, at Robert Mondavi Winery. A cherished memory! Salute!