Quintessa hearts the iPhone, V. Sattui launches an app, more

by TrevR on May 14, 2010

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It’s Friday and we’re behind on quite a few things around here–hurry up weekend!

We did want to share a few items with you, so here goes…

Mondavi home for sale for just $25 million
Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the late Robert Mondavi’s 56-acre Napa Valley estate was on the market for a mere $25 million. A snapshot of what you’ll get for your cash:

The 11,500-square-foot main house sits atop a knoll just south of Yountville. It has two bedrooms, a 50-foot-long pool in the living room where Mr. Mondavi regularly exercised and a roof that opens up over the pool. There’s a viewing tower with a circular staircase, an underground wine cellar, a guest house and two tennis courts.

V. Sattui Winery releases an app
V. Sattui Winery, which recently found itself in some hot water, rolled out a new mobile application earlier this week for both the iPhone and Android platforms. From the sounds of it, the app is relatively rudimentary in that you can essentially opt-in to basic notifications from the winery, which might be anything from information about its wines, to new videos or upcoming events. The winery promises to get a bit more cutting edge in future versions of the app by allowing users to purchase wine and/or tickets for winery events via their mobile device. Get the free download.

Quintessa hearts the iPhone
Meanwhile, the Apple website published a new business case study (complete with video) for the iPhone with Napa Valley’s Quintessa winery as the centerpiece. Check it out, it’s well-done (what else would you expect from Apple?) and is getting quite a bit of play on Twitter at the moment.

Happy Friday!

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Quintessa, V. Sattui, Robert Mondavi]

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