About the partnership between Credit Suisse and Frescobaldi
The name Frescobaldi summons up a venerable tradition of involvement not only in winemaking but also in the areas of Italy's art, culture, and history, that stretches back more than 700 years. The family has been in the wine business since the 14th century and in the 15th and 16th centuries, they were wine suppliers of the Royal English Court and the Papal Court.
The family has since become one of the most one of the most important quality-wine producers in Italy through a series of acquisitions. The acquisition of Tenuta di Castelgiocondo, in Montalcino, near Siena, in 1989 marked a crucial step forward in Frescobaldi growth. In 1995 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi jointly acquired a property in Montalcino with the California winery Robert Mondavi, and in 1997 launched their exclusive new wine Luce. In 2000 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi decided to take its first step outside the region of Tuscany by acquiring the Conti Attems estate, a historic wine estate in the Collio area. In 2011 the family presented its new winery in Maremma, L'Ammiraglia, their latest, future oriented challenge.
And Credit Suisse continues to help the company's expansion take root.
Passion for Tuscan wine
The family became one of Italy’s most important quality-wine producers during the course of the 20th century.
Frescobaldi and Credit Suisse
The Frescobaldi family was looking for a financial partner sharing its philosophy and entrepreneurial project. The family also wanted its bank to be a friend with whom it could share the company’s future: Credit Suisse turned out to be a perfect match.
Credit Suisse “has a long tradition of being very serious and honest, and is also quite friendly with their clients. That is important, especially for a woman,” the Marchioness Bona Frescobaldi, a family member and shareholder of the wine producer, says.
Serious and Friendly Relationship Sought
The Marchioness explains her family’s quest for a serious and honest financial partner, sharing the same vision for the 700-year-old family business. Credit Suisse’s friendliness was another decisive factor.