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Diana Frescobaldi

Special Projects Manager

In 1992, Diana Frescobaldi earned a degree in Business Economics from Brown University, Rhode Island (USA). Prior to taking up a position in the family business, she worked in market research at Neilson Italia, specialising in the wine sector.

She has been with Frescobaldi since 1994, first as Purchasing Director, then, beginning in 1997, in the Marketing Department overseeing Special Projects, in particular the introduction of the dei Frescobaldi Wine Bars.

Among her responsibilities were the launching of F&F, a Brunello di Montalcino Riserva produced in collaboration with Gianfranco Ferrè, as well as the establishment of the three dei Frescobaldi Wine Bars, in the Fiumicino airport in Rome, at the domestic and international terminals, and at the dei Frescobaldi Ristorante & Wine Bar in the historical heart of Florence, behind the Piazza della Signoria.

She directs the dei Frescobaldi Retail & Restaurant project, which will entail the establishment, in Italy and abroad, of wine bars and restaurants, both Frescobaldi-owned and franchised. In October 2009 she  inaugurated a dei Frescobaldi Ristorante & Wine Bar inside London’s famous Harrod’s department store.

Since late 2005 Diana Frescobaldi has served as President of the Consorzio del Laudemio, the association of producers of the highest-quality olive oil produced in Italy.

A skiing enthusiast, she is married to Luigi Maniscalco; they have two children, Alessandro (2006) and Bona (2008).

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.
Discover our wines throughout Tuscany and its DOC regions