700 YEARS OF WINE HISTORY
A Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great Tuscan wines in five estates in Tuscany, and a quality distribution network worldwide...
Castello di Nipozzano
Castello di Pomino
Tenuta di Castelgiocondo
Tenuta di Castiglioni
Wines with 700 years of Tuscany
The wines of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi come from 700 years of passion, experience, ability and love for a select territory which has become the ideal cradle for the highest quality wines.
From the Chianti region to that of Pomino DOC, from Montalcino to Maremma one finds the estates and splendid vineyards of Frescobaldi, where the perfect understanding of the environment and uniqueness of terroir brings a guarantee of constant quality and wines of distinctive personality.
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Born in Florence, July 2 1942, Leonardo Frescobaldi obtained his maturità in classics, and after studies in Political Sciences at the University of Florence in 1964, he took up responsibilities in the family business. Following initial duties in purchasing and in administration, he began to focus on the sales and marketing field.
Beginning 1970, he spent a substantial time in the United States, where he acquired a valuable familiarity with the American and Canadian markets. Since 1974 he has focused on the international market, efforts that led to the creation of a network of importers and distributors located currently in 86 countries around the globe. His position thus contributes to the strengthening throughout the world of the Frescobaldi reputation, thanks in particular to the prestige and high quality enjoyed by the wines from the family’s historic tenute, Castello di Pomino, Castello di Nipozzano, Tenuta di Castiglioni, and Tenuta di Castel Giocondo. His efforts are directed as well at improving and promoting the entire panorama of Tuscan wines through lectures and seminars that he gives throughout the world.
In 1980, the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi corporation was formed, and Leonardo Frescobaldi was elected Vice President, with the position of Director of International Sales & Marketing.
In 1995, the Società Luce della Vite in Montalcino was launched, thanks to agreements between the Robert Mondavi and Frescobaldi families, and Leonardo Frescobaldi became a member of the board.
In 1996, his responsibilities as Director of International Sales & Marketing were extended to cover the Italian market as well.
In 2002, the Vigneti di Nugola company was founded, a partnership of the Marchi and Frescobaldi families, and he became a member of the board.
In 2005, upon the Marchesi de Frescobaldi acquisition of control of Luce della Vite and of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, he was elected President of Luce della Vite and member of the board of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia.
In 2007, he was elected President of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, leader and managing partner of the following companies: Conti Attems, Luce della Vite, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Vigneti di Nugola, Frescobaldi R&R, and Consorzio Griafone e Pianamonte.
As a result of his almost ceaseless travels throughout the world, Leonardo Frescobaldi possesses a wide-ranging familiarity with the world of wine in all its aspects. His knowledge has won him positions and awards from the most prestigious wine associations. He is a member in fact of the International Academy of Wines (Bordeaux), a Chevalier du Taste Vin, and President of the International Wine and Spirit Competition of London (1995). In addition, he is an honourable member for life of the Amici dell’Enotria (Ottawa, Canada), and Master Knight of the Wine, Worthy Member of the Order.
Daughter: Dr. Diletta Frescobaldi, born in Florence, January 1, 1973.
Married April 28 1982 to Marchesa Cristiana Bargagli Bardi Bandini, born in Rome, December 9 1947, but no children were born to this marriage.