The agricultural cooperative, one of the largest in Italy, was founded in 1960 by 33 farsighted and courageous members, today it has about a thousand. Farmers who cultivate more than 1,500 hectares of vineyards directly on the hills at an altitude of about 350 meters above sea level, giving rise to an average annual production of about 200,000 quintals of grapes. He pays great attention to environmental sustainability by using renewable energy from his own innovative photovoltaic system for his production processes. It has one of the most important sparkling wine production facilities in the South. But it's not the numbers that make sense of Guardiense. The winery, led by only three presidents in fifty years, has been able to adapt to the times and markets, becoming a symbol of technological progress for the entire province and managing to combine experience and modernity.