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Wine and the treasure of ancient cellars

A month dedicated to the culture of wine, with grapes being harvested all over the rich Tuscan countryside. It deals with a wine-making tradition which has no equal in the world and which can be experienced first-hand all year round.

The Frescobaldi family, with its estates and cellars, are one of the leading wine-makers in Tuscany. For over a thousand years they have carried on a tradition of research and excellence which has contributed to making them a point of reference in the production of prestigious wines in Tuscany. The history of the Frescobaldi family intertwines for 700 years with the history of Tuscany during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and is marked throughout by excellence through research aimed at enhancing the diversity and richness of this region.

Frescobaldi interprets the Tuscan culture through the lenses of six unforgettable estates: six unique places, six stories to be told. Each of them is an autonomous centre of production of the Frescobaldi wines, and represents the diversity of Tuscany with its own agronomists and oenologists. Castelgiocondo, Castiglioni, the Ammiraglia Estate e the Rèmole villa are just a few of the spectacular estates owned by the family.

The Castle of Nipozzano is the most famous and historical property of the Frescobaldi family. It dates back to the year 1000 and lies at the heart of the prestigious area of the Chianti Rufina, on the mountainous slopes above the valley of the river Arno. The first evidence of the quality of the Nipozzano wine dates back to the Renaissance, when even such great artists as Donatello and Michelozzo Michelozzi were used to buying it. Moreover, the Castle of Nipozzano provides accommodation; its four exclusive bedrooms allow you to experience life in a timeless hamlet surrounded by olive trees and vineyards.

The Pomino Estate is another jewel which encapsulates the richness of time and vineyards. The estate dates back to the year 1500, when the castle of the same name was built, and since its foundation it has stood out for the its excellent location. Like a gem hidden among oaks, firs and chestnuts, it shows itself to those who venture into the wooded hills around Florence with vines climbing up to 700 metres of altitude.