The Frescobaldi family traces its earliest roots back to the year 1000.
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi - active in viticulture for 31 generations
True importance was given mainly in the period of the rise of banks and aristocracy in the northern Italian city-states of the Middle Ages. The earliest documented mention of viticulture by the Frescobaldis dates back to the early 14th century. Since then, the Florentine noble family supplied many European sovereign courts and rose to become one of the oldest and most powerful families in European viticulture. Vittorio Frescobaldi led the fortunes of the family winery with the support of his two brothers, Ferdinando and Leonardo, and in 1980 the company was transformed into a joint stock company. then in 1995, the Frescobaldis entered into a joint venture with Mondavi, and together they took over the Luce della Vita and Ornellaia wineries. After the Mondavi sale in 2005, Frescobaldi is the sole owner of this prestigious winery. The 31st generation has now taken the helm under Lamberto Frescobaldi and continues to develop it successfully.
Frescobaldi - An umbrella for many wineries in Italy
Today the Frescobaldis own 9 wineries with a total vineyard area of 850 hectares, in Tuscany in various DOC and DOCG areas, and in Friuli.
The highest estate"Castello Pomino" in the DOC Pomino is a monopoly site of the Frescobaldis and mainly planted with white grape varieties - or white wine - .
Near Florence, in the heart of the Chianti Rùfina area lies the"Castello di Nipozzano", and Tenuta Rèmole, near Montespertoli the Tenuta Castiglioni, the place where the wine-growing history of the Frescobaldi family began 700 years ago.
The estate "Tenuta Castelgiocondo" in the DOCG Montalcino is the place where the Brunello was "born", in the south of Tuscany, in the Maremma, the estate Tenuta Ammiraglia was added. Since 2005, the family has been the sole owner of the world-famous Tenuta dell'Ornellaia in Bolgheri, and for some time now the historic Attems winery in Friuli has also been part of the family empire.
Frescobaldi ventures new paths
For some years now, there has been an innovative and very interesting collaboration mti the high-security prison on the island of Gorgona, located 32 nautical miles off Livorno. This involves Frescobaldi agronomists and oenologists working with the inmates. They are professionally instructed in viticulture practices to help them reintegrate into society after their release. The viticulture is organic. The result is excellent and exceptional wines with a lot of personality.
Art, economy and politics
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi has historically been active outside of the wine industry for centuries, whether as treasurer to the British Crown or as patron of the arts in Tuscan cities. This tradition has also been preserved, as members of the Frescobaldi family continue even now to support agriculture in Italy and to promote the arts and culture in Florence and the surrounding area.
And these are the grape varieties grown at Frescobaldi:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
More information aboutFrescobaldi
|Company Name:||Marchesi de' Frescobaldi|
|Street:||Via Santo Spirito 11|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 055 27141|
|Fax:||+39 055 211527|
|Year of Incorporation:||1327|
|Company Group:||Marchesi de' Frescobaldi SpA|
|Company Owner:||Marchesi de' Frescobaldi|
|Managing Director:||Lamberto Frescobaldi|
|Vineyard Area:||850 ha|
|Cultivated Area:||Toskana, Chianti Rufina, Montespertoli, Montalcino, Bolgheri, Friaul|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Pomino, Montesodi, Mormoreto|