In 1950, nine wine producers from the agriculturally rich Emilia-Romagna region “united” to form the Cantine Cooperative Riunite. The Cooperative’s goal was to not only reflect the outstanding wine historically produced in agricultural Emilia, but to join forces in dynamic synergy which would transform small village wineries and individual farmers into a highly respected world-class concern that would never forget its roots and core values. Year after year, the work ethic and perseverance of people from the Emilia region enabled Riunite to expand its business with 1,500 members, 5 grape crushing centers and one of the most efficient bottling regimens in the world. Cantine Riunite has since expanded its base to embrace partner producers that work in some of Italy’s best-known winemaking areas. It is a strategy that has allowed Riunite to make its mark on the Italian, European and international markets with a wide range of wines that represent time-honored traditions of Italy in general, and of Emilia in particular.