R. Michael Mondavi, President and CEO of Robert Mondavi, announced today the appointment of Henry J. Salvo, Jr., to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the company. Salvo, formerly Vice President, Treasurer for The Clorox Company, will assume responsibility for the financial and accounting activities at Robert Mondavi on July 3rd, 2000. Salvo replaces Stephen A. McCarthy who left the company in March to become CEO of BASE Consulting Group, Inc.

"As a growing company that is outpacing most of its competitors, it is essential that our financial management is strong," said Greg Evans, Robert Mondavi's Chief Operating Officer, to whom the CFO position will report. "Hank's excellent track record and experience with one of America's Fortune 100 companies makes him a valuable addition to our management team."

Salvo joins Robert Mondavi after 28 years in financial management at The Clorox Company based in Oakland, California. He began his career with Clorox in 1972 when he held various developmental positions in division and corporate assignments and also worked in Investor Relations. During two decades with the company, he held the position of Division Controller for various company divisions including Foodservice Products, International and Olympic Homecare. In 1991, he was promoted to Vice President, Controller responsible for accounting, SEC reporting, forecasting and general accounting. He was appointed Vice President, Treasurer in October, 1999 with responsibility for treasury operations, capital markets, financial planning and risk management for the $4 billion company.

Salvo holds an MBA from California State University at Hayward and a B.S. in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Trustee of the California College of Arts and Crafts, a Board member of the Educational Foundation of California State University at Hayward and a member of the Center for Financial Management of the Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley. He resides in Diablo, California with his wife, Nancy, and sons, Andy and John.

The Robert Mondavi family produces and markets fine wines under the following labels: Robert Mondavi Winery, Robert Mondavi Coastal, La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi and Colmera, Woodbridge Winery, Byron Vineyard and Winery, Io, and Vichon Mediterranean. The company also produces Opus One, in partnership with the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild of Bordeaux, France; Luce, Lucente and Danzante in partnership with the Marchesi de' Frescobaldi of Tuscany, Italy; and Caliterra and Sena, in partnership with the Eduardo Chadwick family of Vina Errazuriz in Chile.