• 1800


The noble della Gherardesca family began to be involved in the production of wine in their Bolgheri holdings as early as the second half of the 17th century.
But it was with Guido Alberto della Gherardesca, who lived from 1780 to 1854, that a significant change occured.



Passionately interested in viticulture (a passion which he was able to further deepen and refine in France), he became, in 1833, the “principal house-steward” of Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany (and his responsibilities, among other tasks, was that of supplying the grand duke’s cellars with wines and matching the wines to the dishes served in the ducal household), Guido Alberto dedicated himself to the production of wine at his Maremma estates.