Tenuta San Guido

It was not until 1940, through his marriage to the Marchesa Clarice della Gherardesca, that Mario Incisa della Rocchetta began to bring his ambition to life. The marriage, through her dowry, had brought into common ownership the immense, 7,500 acre estate of Tenuta San Guido owned for centuries by her family, in the province of Livorno on the western outskirts of Tuscany near the village of Bolgheri. The property would provide a new environment for the Marchese's extremely successful career in breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, a success immortalized in his invincible stallion Ribot, one of the greatest racehorses of the 20th century. Yet it also finally offered him the possibility of pursing the creation of a wine.