Harvests of Joy: How the Good Life Became Great Business by Robert MondaviHarvests of Joy: How the Good Life Became Great Business by Robert Mondavi

Harvests of Joy: How the Good Life Became Great Business

byRobert Mondavi

Paperback | October 15, 1999

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In 1965, after a notorious family feud, Robert Mondavi-then fifty-two years old-was thrown out of his family's winery. Far from defeated, Mondavi was dedicated to a vision of creating a superior wine. What has happened since that fateful day is one of the greatest success stories of American business. Today, the Robert Mondavi Winery is one of the most respected in the world, and Mondavi is the man who is most responsible for the worldwide recognition of American wine making, as well as changing America's palate for fine wine and fine food. In Harvests of Joy, Mondavi shares how, through his passion for excellence, he achieved this extraordinary position, one he reached not without pain and sacrifice. With invaluable insider tips on his approach to both wine making and to running a business, Mondavi's inspirational story is a grand example of the fact that in America you can pretty much be, do, or accomplish, whatever you set out to." (Ventura County Star) "
Robert Mondavi (1913-2008) founded the Robert Mondavi Winery, one of the most respected wineries in the world. He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Winemaker of the Year and the Harvard Business School Association Business Leader of the Year.
Title:Harvests of Joy: How the Good Life Became Great BusinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.96 inPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156010569

ISBN - 13:9780156010566

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Passion and pride! This book and the story it tells has really put a smile on my face! At a time when more people than ever seem to be so unhappy with their work and lives, how refreshing to hear of the mondavi struggle and success which has been built with such passion and belief. More than just helping to explain about wine and the processes involved in making it and enjoying it, it's nice to read of the lessons learned along the way and how these affected the personal and professional lives of everyone involved. Very feel good and inspirational, and incredibly easy to read, thank you!
Date published: 2014-01-15

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Ah, sweet nectar of the gods: wine. Packed with tips on running a successful business and making great wine, this book is by Robert Modavi, founder of a world-famous winery in Napa, California. Harvests of Joy is not just a work filled with invaluable advice, but the autobiography of a persistent entrepreneur who struck gold in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

'No one has been more closely associated with the California wine revolution than Robert Mondavi. Probably because he started it.-the New York Times'The hottest wine book for holiday gift-giving is Robert Mondavi's new autobiography Harvests of Joy."-The Ottawa Sun'For businessmen and dreamers, here's business advice mixed with inspirational enthusiasm from a man who . . . built himself into a world-recognized symbol of quality California wine."-Wine & Spirits "