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Tuscan winery owned by Frescobaldi; look there.

The family-owned company based in Florence in the Tuscany (Italy) has a very long tradition. The family has been traceable in Florence since 1300 and, from the 15th to the 17th century, became one of the wealthiest and most influential Florentine families. She founded her wealth with banking and textile trade. Among other things, they financed ruling houses such as the English royal family. From a very early age, the family was involved in viticulture and agriculture. As early as the 14th century, 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 merchant family Fugger in Augsburg, through which the wines were also expelled. The famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is said to have exchanged works of art for wine by Frescobaldi. The family was ennobled as Marchesi de 'Frescobaldi in the 16th century during the period 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 goals and measures to be achieved. The vision: We want to set the standards in Tuscany as a winery and dedicate ourselves exclusively to promoting their different areas, exploiting the diversity of our terroirs, cultivating sustainable cultivation and promoting Tuscan culture. The mission: The name Frescobaldi stands for the responsibility of always producing the best Tuscan variety, and indeed on sustainable Through: Environmentally-friendly soil management to produce fine wines that perfectly reflect the full diversity...

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