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Decanter interview: Lamberto Frescobaldi & Tim Mondavi

The Mondavis of California are no longer involved in Luce, the SuperTuscan they created with Italy’s Frescobaldi family. But the sons of the men whose vision it was still share a warm friendship. Stephen Brook met them at the estate in Montalcino.

Lamberto Frescobaldi & Tim Mondavi: At a glance

Frescobaldi and Mondavi

Mondavi at a glance

Born April 1951

Studied Oenology and viticulture at UC Davis (1972-1974)

Worked In Stellenbosch in 1975, then joined Robert Mondavi until 2004, founded Continuum Estate in 2005

Family Divorced with five children

Hobbies Skiing, scuba diving, travel and food

Frescobaldi at a glance

Born June 1963

Studied Agriculture at University of Florence and oenology and viticulture at UC Davis (1985-1987)

Worked Since 1989 for the Frescobaldi estates

Family Married with three children

Hobbies Alpine skiing and rough-terrain motorcycling

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