Tenuta La Marchesa is located in the ancient villa of the Marquis Sauli, dating back to the seventeenth century. Turned into a farmhouse, it has twelve rooms, a swimming pool and a restaurant open to the public. Ideal location to celebrate weddings and ceremonies of various kinds, it can host banquets both in the ancient Limonaia and in the Gavi salon at the agriturismo.
Villa La Marchesa History
La Marchesa estate is the result of the merger of three different long-standing companies, already known in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as vineyards: the Borghero farmhouse, named after a family in an area, the Saula, a former possession of the Marquis Saulis of Genoa, and the Marquise, first of the Sauli, then of the Marquis Raggio and, finally, of the ancient Milanese family of the Giulini. The estate covers an area of 76 hectares, 54 of which are cultivated with the Gavi DOCG vineyard, and has its fulcrum in the homonymous villa, an eighteenth-century historical house now a national monument, including a chapel dedicated to guardian angels.
A very rare case, this estate has not seen the property dismembered in smaller plots, but has kept intact the initial proportions and, above all, has maintained the production winemaking plant. The guided tour leads you to discover the various activities of the company: in the old cellar with brick barrel vaults, oak barrels are flanked by steel tanks. Adjacent to the villa, in a building dating back to the seventeenth century, there is the guesthouse, with bedrooms with antique furnishings: on the ground floor there are two large rooms used for receptions, meetings and conferences, plus a lounge in villa and one in the old lemon house. Those who come to visit or stay here, do not miss the opportunity to enter the woods that lap the vineyards, populated by hares, pheasants and wild boars, until you reach a lake, a romantic mirror full of fish.