Continuum is an extended family. Each of our team members combines expertise with passion, dedication with insight, and a genuine love of the vine. Tim is the leader and visionary but all of team Continuum is integral to building a First Growth.
Tim Mondavi - Partner
Tim Mondavi is the winegrower, visionary and creative force behind all aspects of Continuum Estate. He has devoted his life’s work and passion to enhancing the art of wine. In 1974, armed with a degree from UC Davis in viticulture & enology Tim joined the winemaking team at Robert Mondavi Winery. It was there Tim guided wine research programs, led the development of Napa’s Appellation system and mentored many wine makers over the years. His first-hand experience in winegrowing extends to Italy, Chile, Australia and France where Tim developed, or was an integral part of, a number of luxury wines including Opus One in Napa, Ornellaia and Luce in Italy, and Sena in Chile.
Marcia Mondavi Borger - Partner
Marcia shares oversight of all aspects of Continuum with Tim. Marcia began her career in wine giving tours at Charles Krug Winery. With her family's founding of Robert Mondavi Winery (RMW) she worked in the cellar and lab and then moved into public relations and sales. She was responsible for many of the educational seminars and programs at RMW. In 1974 she moved to NYC to focus on bringing California wines to the East Coast market. Today she remains a passionate ambassador of the family vision for wine and food. She is thrilled to be (part-time) back in Napa Valley concentrating on Continuum. When not in New York or Napa, Marcia can be found traveling the world with her husband Tom, their children and friends.
C arissa Mondavi is a fourth generation family ambassador and spokeswoman for Continuum Estate, playing key roles in Communication, Marketing, Hospitality and Sales. Her roots run deep, having spent summers interning in her family’s cellars and the vineyards. Following college, Carissa worked in the Marketing, Education and Cultural Affairs Departments at Robert Mondavi Winery where she continued her education in wine. She is passionate about sharing her family’s story with others, while contributing to their ongoing vision and commitment to terroir-driven wine. In her free time Carissa enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking and traveling the world. In 2015, Carissa married Fredrik Johansson, head winemaker at Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford. They live in Napa Valley with their dog Bayla.
arlo Mondavi, a 4th generation vintner born and raised in Napa Valley, grew up close to his grandfather Robert and father Tim, both of whom influenced from early on. He credits them both as his greatest teachers. After his studies were complete Carlo worked with the winemaking team at Robert Mondavi Winery and Opus One. After the sale, Carlo joined his father, aunt and grandfather to initiate Continuum Estate. Today Carlo oversees all markets west of the Mississippi and key European markets including the UK for Continuum. In 2013 Carlo and his brother Dante founded their own winery, RAEN, to produce Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.
Dante Mondavi, born and raised in Napa Valley, learned about wine from early on following in his father, grandfather and sibling’s footsteps. From sorting fruit at Robert Mondavi Winery to rolling barrels at Opus One, to gathering pressure bomb samples in To-Kalon, Oakville and Stags Leap, he has learned on the job. Dante joined the Continuum team to assist his father in the winery for the first vintages and served as cellar master from 2005-2010. In 2011 Dante became Director of East Coast sales in both the U.S. and Canada for Continuum. In 2013 Dante and his brother Carlo founded their own winery, RAEN, to produce Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.
Chiara Mondavi is a Napa Valley native. She grew up with her sister and brothers in the vineyards, climbing the big oaks and swimming in the Napa River. A graduate from the California College of Arts, Chiara’s art has graced Continuum from the beginning and serves as an inspiration to her father Tim as his work in the vineyard and winery inspire her. Chiara recently completed her associate’s degree in Viticulture and Enology and is now actively involved in both the vineyard and winery teams, where she works closely with her father Tim, Ryan in the field and Carrie in the cellar. In addition, Chiara is also involved in all design and art related matters for Continuum.
Pictured from left to right:
Salvador Zenteno - (with the Mondavi family since 1990)
Juvenal Limon - (with Continuum since 2010)
Evans McLean - Head Groundskeeper
Ryan Gerhardt - Vineyard Manager
Jose ‘Lupe’ Guiterrez - Vineyard Foreman (with the Mondavi family since 1989)
Luis Pelayo - (with the estate since 1995)
Rodrigo Gomez (with Continuum since 2013)
From left to right:
Tim Mondavi - Winegrower
Chiara Mondavi - Winegrower
Cesar Avina - Cellar Master
Cary Lindahl - Estate Custodian
Luis Pelayo - Cellar worker
Steve Nelson - Associate Winemaker
Tony Rodriguez - Facilities Manager
Robert Fiore - Oenologist
From left to right:
Cindy Nagy - Office Manager
Greg Brady - General Manager
Eric N. Sims - Bookkeeper
David Bantly - Director of Sales and Marketing