Luigi Bichi Borghesi died about a century ago, leaving his estate to Diana, his granddaughter and our grandmother. Luigi was very fond of his estate in Scorgiano, the favourite of all his numerous properties, and he invested lots of his resources in the construction of the original and majestic stables (Scuderie) and in the meticulous and ambitious renovation of the estate, which was one of the most avant-garde and efficient in the Tuscany of the newly unified Italy. Many photographs - photography being another family passion, together with horses - bear witness to the inauguration of the estate in the presence of the Royal Minister of Agriculture. The two world wars devastated his dream.

Our link with this land however, as I was saying, goes back much further. The story that ties our family to this place began in around 1650. Cardinal Antonio Bichi Borghesi bought the farms around the village, setting up the Estate, which had been a feud of the Bichi family since the beginning of the 12th century. He built the villa, most of the farmhouses in the neighbouring countryside and the chapel devoted to the Presentation of the Virgin Mary at the Temple, beautifully decorated with frescoes by the Nasinis, a family of artists from Siena, in the second half of the 17th century. His cardinal’s hat still hangs in the centre of the main nave.

Our names are Niccolò, Vittorio, Paola, Valentina and, last but not least, Gigliola, descending directly from the Bichi Borghesi family. We are delighted to welcome you and to be of help during your stay, the preparation of your event or your tour of the winery...