The characteristics of Trentino region make it an absolutely unique part of the Italian peninsula: the region is relatively small and is the ideal combination of microclimates and terrains which are very different but which co-exist in perfect harmony. And these differences are at the heart of the region's rich and varied wine production. This is where the story of Cavit (Cantina Viticoltori del Trentino) began, when, back in the 1950s, a group of wine-growers, realizing that their region was so special and with the idea of learning the techniques of agronomy that would improve and perfect their products, formed a consortium with the aim of promoting the "culture" of topquality wines in the entire region. Today Cavit involves 10 associate cooperatives and more than 4,500 growers, representing the 60% of wine production in Trentino.

Cavit produces a wide variety of wines, many of them of the finest quality and the winners of national and international awards, and all resulting from our continuous process of oenological research and development. Among the characteristics for which Cavit is distinctive is the company's focus on training and information in the area of oenology. Alongside these efforts, the company focuses closely on quality, the environment and the safeguarding of local traditions, which in the Trentino region is a philosophy that has always been of fundamental importance to its companies and their employees. Working jointly with the San Michele all'Adige Oenological Institute and the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Cavit has developed the PICA Project (Agricultural and Wineproducing Integrated Cartographic Platform): this is a technological platform which, by collecting and processing data relative to climate and the various other factors affecting the environment and the soil conditions, can provide vine growers with important information that can improve the cultivation of their vines in conditions of total sustainability-especially as regards reductions in water consumption.