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Tuscan winery owned by Frescobaldi; look there.

The family business, based in Florence in Tuscany (Italy), has a very long tradition. The family can be traced back to 1300 in Florence, and from the 15th to the 17th century the family rose to become one of the wealthiest and most influential Florentine families. They founded their wealth on banking and the textile trade. Among other things they financed ruling houses, such as the English royal house. From a very early age the family was involved in viticulture and agriculture. Already from the 14th century onwards, wines were delivered to many European ruling courts. Prominent customers included the English King Henry VIII. (1491-1547), Cosimo III. de' Medici (1642-1723) and the Fugger merchant family in Augsburg, through whom the wines were also distributed. The famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is said to have exchanged works of art for wine from Frescobaldi. The family was ennobled as Marchesi de' Frescobaldi in the 16th century during the time of the "Principato" (Grand Duchy of Tuscany). Today Frescobaldi is one of the largest and most important producers of quality wines in Tuscany.

The company's website defines the objectives and measures to be taken to achieve them. The vision: as a winery, we want to set standards in Tuscany and dedicate ourselves exclusively to promoting its different territories by exploiting the diversity of our terroirs, practising sustainable cultivation and promoting the culture of Tuscany. The Mission: The name Frescobaldi stands for the responsibility to always produce the best Tuscany's diversity, in a sustainable way through: Environmentally sound soil management to produce exquisite wines that perfectly...

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