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Tenuta Castiglioni

Tuscan winery owned by Frescobaldi; look there.

The family company based in Florence in the Tuscany (Italy) has a very long tradition. The family has been documented in Florence since 1300 and rose from the 15th to the 17th century to one of the wealthiest and most influential Florentine families. She justified her wealth with banking and the textile trade. Among other things, they financed governing houses such as the English royal family. The family became involved in viticulture and agriculture very early on. As early as the 14th century, wines were delivered to many European rulers. Prominent customers included King Henry VIII of England (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 Frescobaldi wine. The family was ennobled as the Marchesi de 'Frescobaldi in 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 goals and measures are defined on the company's website in order to achieve them. The vision: As a winery, we want to set standards in Tuscany and devote ourselves exclusively to promoting their different areas by using the diversity of our terroirs, practicing sustainable cultivation and promoting the culture of Tuscany. The Mission: The name Frescobaldi stands for the responsibility to always produce the best Tuscan diversity, namely sustainable Way through: Environmentally friendly soil management to produce fine wines in which the entire diversity of our family property is...

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