By Robert Mondavi. Established in 1979. In 1979, Robert Mondavi founded Woodbridge Winery near his childhood home of Lodi, California to craft fine wines for everyday enjoyment. Our Zinfandel is full of personality, with aromas of dark berries and black pepper, and juicy flavors of blackberry and plum. Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. - Robert Mondavi.