A wine dynasty


Today as in the past, the Mazzei family leads the legacy of their know-how at the place where everything started, at Castello di Fonterutoli, one of the most important institutions of Chianti Classico and Tuscany, with an outstanding history and a bright future ahead.

Lapo Mazzei - Chairman


Chairman of the Chianti Classico Board for twenty years and Order of Merit for Labor, Lapo Mazzei is responsible for the long term strategy of the important investments that established Fonterutoli wines on the main international markets.
Born in Florence in 1925, with a degree in Agriculture, Lapo started to take care of the family business when he was still a university student. His mark is the resolved modernization signaled by the start of an important renewal process.

Filippo Mazzei - Managing Director


Under the guidance of Filippo, the modernization effort that was started by Lapo Mazzei finds a new impetus.
Once he dedicated himself to leading the family business full-time, his across the board expertise derived from a liberal arts education, a degree in Business Administration, and substantial corporative experience at Findomestic Bank SpA, allowed Filippo Mazzei to strongly promote the development of the quality of the wines while expanding into key markets.

Francesco Mazzei - Managing Director


Thanks to the attentive business development work of Francesco, the company can approach new expansion and development projects.
His degree in Political Science and the experience in industrial organizations such as Barilla and Piaggio, brought new managerial expertise to the family business, this expertise lead to the 1997 acquisition of the Belguardo Estate in Maremma, and Zisola, in Sicily in 2003.