Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Eleonora Marconi From Italy's Castello di Nipozzano

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. From California to Italy, from winemakers to sommeliers, these women’s stories are funny, touching, kismet, and inspirational. Plus, their favorite wines make a pretty amazing shopping list.

What started as a small feature is now a full-sized series, so make sure to stay tuned to learn about each and every one of these 10 women in wine. Next up is Eleonora Marconi, winemaker with Castello di Nipozzano at Frescobaldi in Tuscany, Italy.

Eleonora Marconi first began her relationship with Frescobaldi’s Castello di Nipozzano estate in 2005 while she was studying oenology at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona, Italy. Starting as an intern, she quickly gained experience and joined the team full-time as a winemaker in 2012. Frescobaldi wines have an esteemed Italian history, with roots tracing back to the year 1000—the family even commissioned such works as the Santa Trinità bridge over the river Arno and the Brunelleschi-designed Church of Santo Spirito—and started producing wine around 1300. Renaissance artists Donatello and Michelozzo Michelozzi were clients and years later, Frescobaldi bottles graced tables in the Papal Court and the English Court of Henry the Eighth. Basically, a winemaker with Frescobaldi is a force to be reckoned with, which is why we were thrilled to chat with Eleonora Marconi.

Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in content design at Intuit. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)