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March 22, 2007

Peter Mondavi to host Williamsburg Inn wine reception

The Williamsburg Inn will host a wine reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the East Lounge, with Peter Mondavi Jr., proprietor with Charles Krug Winery, Napa Valley, Calif., in attendance. As the third generation member of the family who owns and operates C. Mondavi & Sons, Peter Mondavi Jr. now leads the vision for the historic Charles Krug Napa Valley brand. Mondavi will welcome guests to the event, which will feature award-winning and limited edition wines from Charles Krug Winery.

Executive Chef and Culinary Director Hans Schadler and his award-winning culinary team will serve tapas-sized tastings of dishes specifically created to accompany the wines, which will begin with a versatile and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, accompanied by selections including artisan cheeses, light soup, Ahi tuna and poached chicken.

Seafood selections will accompany the Chardonnay course, with pork tenderloin, game pies and sweet potato biscuits served with the Merlot. Beef and lamb dishes will join the full flavored Cabernet Sauvignon. The final wine served will be a select Zinfandel Port that will accompany a course of elegant desserts. Price for
the event is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Dress is business casual, and reservations are required. Call (757) 229-2141. For more information about Charles Krug Winery or Peter Mondavi Jr., visit

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century
Revolutionary capital of Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a resort that includes more than 1,000 guest rooms, 10 restaurants and 66,000 square feet of conference space in properties including the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 26 individual Colonial Houses, four Historic Area dining taverns, The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, site of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit
Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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