Alycia Mondavi shares some personal thoughts on the family project...
“Aloft is a really personal family project for us. It’s given us the chance to be ourselves, and to spend time working on a project all together… my sister Angelina, my mom (Janice), dad and me. Although we own lots of vineyards in Napa, Grandpa (Peter Sr.) has always farmed the valley floor, so Dad was keen on finding out what he could do with mountain Cabernet.
He loves the Cold Springs Vineyard. Now that my three sisters and I are grown, he treats his vines like his babies. Just about every morning he rides out on his Gator ATV (often in his robe, and always with a cup of coffee) to make his rounds. Sometimes he’ll even hand water the vines.
It’s not just Dad, though. We’re all in love with this spot. When we get together for family dinners, we almost always head out after the meal for a family walk – usually with a glass in hand.
It’s no coincidence that Thomas Rivers Brown, who also loves Howell Mountain, is our winemaker, or that one of Dad’s best friends is our vineyard manager. It’s been great keeping everything in the family and close to home. We’ve got an open door policy and love sharing what we’ve created with friends.” – Alycia Mondavi