“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity
of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.”
- Robert Mondavi, from “Harvests of Joy.”
What We Do
In many ways, Robert Mondavi was the spiritual godfather of Val de Grace Books. Bob taught us -- as he taught millions of others -- that fine wine was far more than a healthy, exhilarating tonic for body, mind, and spirit. He taught us that growing top-quality grapes and crafting beautiful wines was a civilizing endeavor, one that elevates the people and the culture devoted to the cause. We feel the exact same way about mentoring authors and publishing beautiful books. And so it was that 15 years ago, inspired by Robert Mondavi, we created Val de Grace Books. And we have been creating award-winning books ever since...