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Tenute Guicciardini Strozzi

Written by Piero Pardini


“The oldest document that testifies to the existence of Cusona dates back to the year 994. The Cusona property stands opposite the famous medieval town of San Gimignano. The illustrious characters of the Guicciardini Strozzi families have marked the history of Italy and Europe. Francesco Guicciardini, for whom Machiavelli worked as a secretary, was a prominent politician, philosopher and historian.

The Strozzi, powerful bankers of Florence, statesmen and leaders, were the major rivals of the Medici. Among the other ancestors must be remembered Sir Winston Churchill and Lisa Gherardini, or the Mona Lisa.

In the early 1900s, Francesco Guicciardini, husband of Luisa Strozzi and Minister of Agriculture and Foreign Affairs, made Cusona an avant-garde model company of national importance. Guicciardini Strozzi produces different types of wines and in the seventies Prince Girolamo Strozzi began marketing it around the world and still leads it together with his two daughters Natalia and Irina Jr”.

Ownership: Guicciardini Strozzi family
Oenological management: Ivaldo Volpini and Franco Bernabei
Agronomic management: Alessandro Pieri
Vineyard hectares: 100
Bottles produced: 700,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the farm: we carry out visits and tastings, black and white truffle hunting and many other activities
Foundation year: 994

Labels reviewed
Millanni 2015
Villa Cusona 2018

Guicciardini Strozzi Since 994
Loc. Cusona, 5
53037 San Gimignano (SI) Italy
Phone: +39 0577 950028

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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