Established in 1435, the Mazzei family is one of Tuscany’s oldest wine dynasties and they have been cultivating vineyards and crafting fine wine for over 600 years, originally in Chianti Classico and now in Maremma, Sicily and Treviso as well. The Mazzei family purchased the land that became Belguardo in the mid-1990’s after an extensive search for a property that provided the best conditions to express international and indigenous grape varieties. The estate’s hilly topography, diverse soils and proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea provide ideal conditions for high quality viticulture.
The family embarked on an intense vineyard replanting program immediately after the purchase to ensure the right selection of varietals and clones for each plot where gradients range from 10% to 19% and calcareous, rocky soils vary in texture and water retention. Belguardo wines quickly gained global recognition for their quality and established the outstanding potential of the Maremma region. Today, customized organic practices that focus on soil health, preservation of biodiversity and avoiding pesticides protect the land and its people and the estate’s wines deliver complexity and concentration balanced with elegance and freshness.