Fifty years of wine history, 1000 members, 1500 hectares of vineyards, 220,000 quintals of grapes, four product lines. These are some of the numbers behind La Guardiense. The cooperative winery is located in the province of Benevento, in a very special area of Campania, with its own microclimate ensuring temperatures are never extreme. La Guardiense is one of Italy's largest agricultural cooperatives, and was founded in 1960 by 33 farsighted and courageous members. The vines are grown on hillsides approximately 350 metres above sea level. The product – some 4 million bottles – is divided into three lines: Janare, Fremondo and Classica. In addition, sparkling wines are produced using both the Charmat (or Martinotti) method and the traditional method. The La Guardiense winery has evolved over the years and adapted to a changing marketplace, becoming a symbol of technological progress for the entire province and succeeding in combining experience and modernity.