Gruppo Mezzacorona arose from the merger of the Cantina Sociale (founded in 1904) and the Lega fra Viticoltori (founded in 1911) in 1970, the first merger of two cooperatives in Italy. The group now manages 2800 hectares of vineyard in the Italian region Trentino Alto Adige and an additional 1000 hectares in Sicily. Mezzacorona operates along the entire supply chain, from the fields all the way to the individual consumer, adopting an integrated production method that stresses environmental protection and sustainability. Its wines are distributed in over 60 countries around the world and generated a revenue of over 149 million Euros in 2011.