Giovanni Manetti is honoured as Cavaliere del Lavoro


Congratulations to Giovanni Manetti of Fontodi and president of the Consorzio Chianti Classico, who has been invested as Cavaliere del Lavoro (Knight of Labour) today by President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.

Founded as a national order of chivalry in 1901 by King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy, the Ordine al Merito del Lavoro (Order of Merit for Labour) is awarded to 25 Italians each year "who have been singularly meritorious" in agriculture, commerce and industry. It is bestowed by decree of the President of the Italian Republic, on the recommendation of the Minister of Economic Development, as part of Italy's annual Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) celebrations.

Giovanni Manetti has been honoured for his contribution at Fontodi, the family estate he has managed since 1989, and for his contribution as president of the Consorzio of Chianti Classico. 

Similarly, Marilisa Allegrini was invested as Cavaliere del Lavoro in 2020 for her contribution to the Allegrini family estates, and for founding the Tuscan estates of Poggio al Tesoro and San Polo.