About Tenuta San Guido
Situated on the Tuscan coast lies the illustrious Tenuta San Guido winery. Ponderously sprawled across a breathtaking 7,500 acres; it's a realm enamoured by winemakers and connoisseurs alike. This cosmopolitan estate, surrounded by prolific green landscapes and bathed by the Mediterranean sun, is a thriving sanctuary of Italian viticulture.
The winery itself manifests as an enchanting blend of tradition and innovation. The historic cellars, filled with a rich, intoxicating aroma, encase rows of oak barrels that cradle the ageing wine, Benny adding to its character. Yet, despite this charming nod to the past, Tenuta San Guido embraces modernity with a myriad of state-of-the-art facilities and techniques.
Since its inception in the late 1940s by Count Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the family run winery has been dedicated to the production of exceptional, world-renowned wines. Its most famous offering, Sassicaia, is revered as one of Italy's leading Bordeaux-style red wines. First made in 1948, the wine was initially sold only to friends and family, before it entered the commercial market in 1968 and began it's meteoric rise to fame. The unique terroir, coupled with meticulous vinification processes, makes for wines with an unrivalled balance of robust structure and delicate elegance.
The Tenuta San Guido winery is not purely about its prestigious wines and impressive production however. With a commitment to both conservation and cultivation, the family have fostered a harmonious coexistence between viticulture and nature. They sponsor various research projects focused on preserving local flora and fauna. This includes their work in maintaining, breeding and reintroducing the semi-wild herd of Maremman horses, a beautiful and rare breed native to the region.
In every drop of wine from Tenuta San Guido, one can taste a profound love for tradition, a keen pursuit of perfection and the crisp vital essence of its home, the Tuscan coast. This isn’t just a winery; it represents the rich tapestry of Italian winemaking. Enjoy the velvety allure of a glass from Tenuta San Guido and savour the taste of Italy's passionate, timeless heritage.
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