Robert Mondavi felt confident that Napa Valley and California could ultimately create wines that would stand shoulder to shoulder with the great wines in the world. He founded the iconic Robert Mondavi Winery in 1966 near Oakville, the first major winery to be built in the Napa Valley since Prohibition.
After the outstanding success of his Napa Valley winery, Robert Mondavi pursued his second vision of creating delicious wines for everyday enjoyment. Having grown up in Lodi, Robert knew the region was ideal for growing wine grapes from which he could produce quality wines at affordable prices. In 1979, he acquired a local cooperative of grape growers, naming the winery after a nearby town. The Woodbridge Winery was born.