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Bona Frescobaldi

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Bona Frescobaldi is a member of the Tuscan wine making Company Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, for which she is the Wine Ambassador maintaining national and international relationships.

She is Board Member of Compagnia de’ Frescobaldi. 

For ten years she was President of the Laudemio Consortium, which she founded to promote and develop the quality of Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Laudemio Frescobaldi oil was awarded the 2001 Golden Globe at the Fancy Food Show in New York for the world’s best olive oil.

She was one of the founders of the publishing house Ponte alle Grazie for which she edited the guide Italy’s Finest for ten years.

She is a member of the Board of the Italian Zerilli Marimò (NYU), and cofounder of the Committee of the Friends of La Pietra, which is part of New York University, whose goal is maintaining and improving relations between Florence and New York.

She was given the Sir Harold Acton Award by the President of the NYU, Jay Oliva, in December 1997.She was granted the University of Florence’s Salomone d’Oro in 2007.

She is International Chairman of Friends of FAI, a fund raising committee, mainly supported by American contributions destined for Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) for the restoration, maintenance and continued public access of historical monuments and properties. She organizes each year a fund raising tour for a group of American benefactors in various regions of Italy.She is a member of the Friends of Florence, whose concern is to create relationships with American benefactors for the restoration of historical sculptures and paintings , which belong to the artistic patrimony of Florence.

She is Vice President of the Mus-E’ committee of Florence , whose scope is the cultural and social integration of children of diverse ethnicities in primary schools using funds from private supporters. Mus-E’ is an International Association founded by the celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin and has a presence in many European cities, and recently began activities in Italy, in Genoa, Bologna, Rome etc.

In 2009 and 2011 (and again in 2013) she was appointed President of the International Consulting Committee for the Biennale dell’Antiquariato of Florence, the most prestigious Antiques Fair in Italy. The committee, which she founded, funds and publicizes the exhibition which has attained notable success in its various editions. 

As always she is passionately involved in the initiatives, benefits and cultural activities in Florence, among which is a charitable fund raising marathon “Corri La Vita” for the support of public health centres and private rehabilitation therapy centres for women with breast cancers.The marathon began in 2002 with 3,000 participants and in 2012, with 27,500 is the most important benefit sporting event in Tuscany, whose next edition will be on October 13th, 2013.

On the 10th anniversary of Corri La Vita, the Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi granted to her the “Fiorino d’Oro”, the highest honour given by the Florence Municipality.

Bona Frescobaldi is married to Vittorio Frescobaldi, they have three daughters and one son and 10 grandchildren.

Estate wines in Tuscany

The Frescobaldi Estates are located in some of the most highly praised and famous areas of Tuscany: Chianti Rufina, Montalcino, Pomino, Colli Fiorentini and Maremma Toscana.
Each estate has an independent production with its own dedicated personnel and agronomists.

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Castello di Nipozzano
Thanks to the perfect balance of altitude, soil and a cool, ventilated microclimate, the different varietals enjoy ideal conditions for perfect growth, and produce wines of harmonious character and great longevity. The vineyard of Mormoreto is the best example of the exclusive marriage of nature and the work of man.
Castello di Pomino
Its vineyards are placed at the highest altitudes in Tuscany, up to 737 metres, and enjoy a fresh and well-ventilated microclimate. Here, in 1855 grape varieties were introduced that were unusual at that time such as Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. After a century and a half, these varieties have found their ideal habitat and produce wines of extraordinary elegance, finesse and minerality.
Castel Giocondo
The vineyards are found at the perfect altitude between 300 and 400 metres with well-drained soils and sunny, favorable southwest exposure. In the vineyards extreme care is given to the vines. High density and low production make a great Brunello of elegant texture and marvelous longevity.
Tenuta di Castiglioni
The fertile and varied soils are composed of both rock and clay, ideal conditions for the cultivation of the elegant Sangiovese, as well as for the robust and vivacious Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. All of the vineyards on the estate enjoy a warm and dry microclimate with afternoon breezes that arrive from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia
The estate is located in Magliano in the heart of the Maremma region of Tuscany, its vineyards painting evocative geometric patterns in the hills leading to the Tyrrhenian coast. In this area the amount of sun and reflected light reach the highest levels and together with the marine breezes create particularly favourable growing conditions.
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