The Belguardo estate is located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, near the National Park “dell'Uccellina”, about ten kilometers from the coast.
Purchased by the Mazzei family in the 1990s, the estate covers a total of 70 hectares, including 32 of specialized vineyards, making it one of the most important establishments in Maremma. Having foreseen the estate’s great potential and in line with their philosophy of improvement of the "terroir", the Marchesi Mazzei implemented an intense re-planting campaign, carefully selecting the grape varieties and clones. Along with the introduction of traditional varieties, an important research and development project was begun using an ancient local strain, found in the oldest vineyards of Scansano, whose origins are not certified.
Thanks to the excellent climate and soil conditions, which benefit from the nearness of the sea, the Belguardo estate has become a point of reference for the area and its wines have been amply lauded and well received in the world’s principal markets.
Thanks to the latest acquisitionof an additional 40 hectares, bordering on the original property, the vineyards are now projected to cover a total surface area of 55/60 ha. To complete the project, a new and efficient wine cellar will be built on the Belguardo estate within 2012.