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.
Bona Frescobaldi on her family's relationship with Credit Suisse.
Since 20th century, the family became one of the most important quality-wine producers in Italy: the acquisition in 1989 of the Tenuta di Castelgiocondo, in Montalcino, near Siena, 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. Last year (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.
Behind the scenes