As winemakers and farmers, Carlo and Dante attribute much of what they learned to their grandfather Robert and father Tim, both of whom influenced them from an early age. Dante studied in Switzerland at Webster University in Geneva and at UC Davis in California. Carlo studied at the University of Aix-en-Provence in France and at the University of Milan in Italy. After their formal studies were completed, Carlo and Dante continued their educational work with the wine production team led by their father Tim Mondavi at Robert Mondavi Winery and Opus One. When Robert Mondavi Winery was sold in 2004, the brothers joined their father Tim, Aunt Marcia, and Grandfather Robert when they founded Continuum in 2005.
In 2013, Carlo and Dante founded the Raen winery with the aim of producing world-class Pinot Noir on the western hills of the Sonoma coast. Raen is currently focusing on creating 3 Pinot Noirs, from 3 unique locations on the Sonoma Coast namely: Fort Ross Seaview, Freestone Occidental and the eponymous Sonoma Coast. Raen Winery is located on the cool and rugged western hills of California's Sonoma Coast.