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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Honorary President, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi
Born in Florence on July 2 1942, Leonardo Frescobaldi obtained his baccalauréat in Classics, and after studies in Political Science 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 sales and marketing.
Beginning in 1970, he spent a substantial amount of time in the United States where he acquired a valuable familiarity with the American and Canadian markets. Since 1974 he has focused on international markets; efforts which led to the creation of a network of importers and distributors currently located in 86 countries around the world. As Honorary President he continues to contribute to the strengthening of the Frescobaldi reputation, thanks in particular to the prestigious and high-quality wines from the family’s historic estates: Castello di Pomino, Castello di Nipozzano, Tenuta di Castiglioni, and Tenuta di CastelGiocondo. His efforts also include 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, 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 acquisition of control by Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi 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.
At the end of June 2013 he stepped down from the Presidency of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and will remain on the Board of Directors of the company as Honorary President.
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 of the International Academy of Wines of Bordeaux, a Chevalier du Tastevin, and in 1995 served as President of the International Wine and Spirit Competition of London. In addition, he is an honourable member for life of the Amici dell’Enotria (Ottawa, Canada), and Master Knight of Wine, Worthy Member of the Order of Chaine des Rotisseurs.
His daughter, Dr. Diletta Frescobaldi was born in Florence on January 1, 1973. On April 28, 1982 he married Marchesa Cristiana Bargagli Bardi Bandini, born in Rome, December 9, 1947.