Located close to the village of Palaia on the Valdera hills and near the Tyrrhenian coast, Usiglian del Vescovo originates its name to the fact that around the eleventh century, it was a feud disputed by the bishop of Lucca and the bishop of San Miniato.
Both the castle of Usigliano, belonging to the system of middle age curtes, and the church of San Pietro, whose romanic ruins are in the middle of the property, can be tracked back to that time.
Over the centuries Usigliano has always maintained the characteristics of the small farming town of about 200 inhabitants, that only in recent decades was depopulated.
Today the estate covers an area of almost 160 hectares, 18 hectares of vineyards and 15 hectares of olive groves.
The villa of Usigliano is located at the center of the property, from this manor depended the whole farms and houses of the property.
Since 2001 the company has been deeply renovated, including the construction of a new cellar, the renovation of the historical one and the complete overhaul of the vineyards.
The new cellar, completed in 2004, is harmoniously inserted in a green olive grove of the estate: it is on two levels, allowing the loading and unloading of the fermentation tanks by gravity.
In addition to the wine production and storage, the new structure is dedicated to host the bottles where the wine ages at controlled temperature and the bottling line.
The aging cellar is located in the Villa Usigliano that
has always hosted the oil mill and the cellar of Usiglian del Vescovo.
In 2003 these rooms were completely renovated and are able to host barrels of small and large capacity, ensuring the ideal temperature and humidity for aging the wine.