Swiss-American philanthropist and champion of the
arts Margrit Biever Mondavi (1925-2016) was Vice President of Cultural Affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery. Her papers include
correspondence, daily calendars, travel itineraries, subject files, clipping files, original artwork, photographs, and
realia. Also included is a small amount of materials related to the history of Charles Krug Winery.
Swiss-American philanthropist, businesswoman, and champion of the arts Margrit Biever Mondavi (1925-2016) was born Margrit
Kellenberger in Appenzell, Switzerland. In 1946, while attending a teachers' college for young women, Margrit met U. S. Army
Captain Philip Biever. The pair married shortly thereafter and moved to South Dakota, where Philip was stationed. Margrit
Philip had three children: Philip Jr., Annie, and Phoebe. In 1961, the family moved to Napa, California, and in 1963, Margrit
began working as a tour guide for the Mondavi-owned Charles Krug Winery.
By request of the donor, no reproduction may be made of Margrit Biever Mondavi's original artwork.
Collection is open for research.