Much like her father and older sisters, Riana Mondavi began working at her family’s business, C. Mondavi & Family, at age 10 to assist the winery’s lab manager. During High School she developed a passion for food and traveling. However, it was not until she completed her studies at the Villanova University Business School, when she decided to try her hand in wine sales.
In 2009, Riana graduated and moved to Miami, Florida to work for Southern Wine & Spirits as a wines sales associate. Under the direction of a large wine and spirits distributor, Riana spent two years learning the ropes of wine sales and in January 2011 she relocated to Seattle to start her journey with her family’s business. Four years in Seattle, she worked as the Northwest Regional Sales Manager for C. Mondavi & Family managing sales in five states.
Riana moved back to California in fall 2014 and currently resides in Walnut Creek. She now manages Northern California Regional Sales for the family’s portfolio. In addition to her full –time employment with C. Mondavi & Family, Riana works closely with her three sisters, as co-proprietor, to oversee sales and brand management for Dark Matter Wines.