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2015 Events at the Robert Mondavi Institute

Lead by one of the world's top olive oil experts, Leandro Ravetti, this four day course will cover the ins and outs of olive oil milling.

A collaboration with the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Taste combines wine, food, beer, and music for one unforgettable autumn evening. The evening concludes at the Mondavi Center, with a performance by Los Lobos in Jackson Hall.

Learn about the historic fermented beverage from leading mead makers in the industry, gain hands on experience, and taste some of America's best meads! Registration coming soon.

  • December 10: Research Symposium with the UC Davis Departments of Viticulture and Enology, and Food Science and Technology

The two foremost departments for wine and food sciences come together for a day of research and development updates from faculty and graduate students. 

Tour Information

The Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI) for Wine and Food Science was established with a philanthropic gift of $25 million from Robert Mondavi in 2001. It consists of a state-of-the-art academic complex of three buildings and a LEED Platinum certified winery, brewery and food and milk processing laboratory which opened in January 2011. It is the only facility of its kind in the world.


The academic complex houses the departments of Food Science and Technology and Viticulture and Enology, the RMI administrative offices, the UC Davis Olive Center, state-of-the-art sensory facilities and a food innovation kitchen. The entire complex surrounds the Good Life Garden, a one-acre, edible plot featuring organic and sustainably-grown vegetables, herbs and flowers.


Tours are offered Monday through Friday during our regular business hours from 8:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 5:00PM, excluding holidays for individuals and groups that have an interest in our beautiful facilities, educational opportunities and public outreach activities. General tours, lasting 45 to 75 minutes, will be guided by students. Specialized tours will be led by senior faculty and staff. Tastings can be also be arranged if booked well in advance.

Fee Structure (per person):

      • $5 for general student led tours
      • $10 for faculty led tours
      • Groups of over 20 people, after hour, and weekend tours may incur additional fees
      • UC Davis Daily Parking Passes are $9

Tour Request Form

Registration is required for general and specialized tours. Please use the request form below and please allow five business days for processing. Teaching is a priority at the Robert Mondavi Institute, and we will do our best to accommodate all requests that do not impact courses.

To schedule a tour, contact Cindi Bradshaw at, Assistant Director of Community Relations for the Robert Mondavi Institute.

Annual Event

Uncorked at the Mondavi Center

Sept 2013-May 2014

Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.