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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Phone: +39 (348) 653-1719 E-mail: Stefano.Benini@frescobaldi.it
Born in Florence in April 1968, he represents the 30th generation of the Frescobaldi family. After a degree in “Business and Administration” at Universita’ di Roma “La Sapienza” with a thesis “The Total Quality System of the Wine Industry”, he has moved to Chicago in 1994, then New York in 1995 to start working in the family business as US Sales Manager, in support of Frescobaldi’s US importer at the time Paterno Imports. In spring of 1996, after the establishment of the first Italian-American partnership in the wine business, Luce della Vite, between the Frescobaldi and the Mondavi families, Stefano lived 8 months in Napa Valley as Associate Sales & Marketing Manager at Robert Mondavi Winery.
In 1997, based in San Francisco, he became North America Area Manager, with specific focus over US and Canada for Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi; during his free time he was often seen windsurfing, under the Golden Gate Bridge: one of his great passions. 1999, coming back to Italy, as Export Manager, the responsibilities for sales and marketing were expanded to United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Caribbean, Latin America and Be-Ne-Lux.
In 2006 Stefano was elected member of the board of the Consorzio del Laudemio, the brand that represents a small number of central Tuscan prestigious producers of ultra-high premium extra virgin olive oil; in 2007 he was appointed Vice President to the Board of Directors of the Compagnia de´ Frescobaldi, the holding company that oversee the results of the Operative Company “Marchesi de Frescobaldi società Agricola”.
Since January of 2006, with the title of Export Director, he is the business manager for Canada, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Continental and Mediterranean Europe, and Central and South America, looking after the brands Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Attems, Luce della Vite & Danzante. At the same time he was made responsible for sales and marketing of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia in Canada. In June 2013 he was appointed Member of the Board Directors of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Società Agricola. From January 2014, the strategic area of Asia-Pacific was added to his Territory of responsibilities.
Stefano is married to Carole de Rham, and they have three children, Federico (2005), Sebastiano & Anna (2007), to whom he dedicates his free time. A part from windsurfing he is an avid mountain skier and he has a great passion for rock music and football. Supporter of AC Fiorentina, he will never leave for a trip without his Pink Floyd, Genesis & Led Zeppelin’s collection.