Who We Are

ABOUT US

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Cavit (Italian acronym of Cantina Viticoltori del Trentino – Trentino Grape Growers’s Cellar) is a cooperative group uniting 10 Cellars of Trentino with overall 4,500 associated grape growers.
Today Cavit gathers, inspects and selects the wine produced in the associated cellars, supervising each phase: from refining to bottling, all within respect of the environment.

Cavit collaborates with the renowned Agricultural Institute of San Michele all’Adige (Edmund Mach Foundation), which trains the most qualified technicians, as well as with other national oenological research centres.
The result is a quality which is being constantly praised in Italy and abroad.

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OUR HISTORY

History - Cavit

Cavit’s history starts in 1950, when some vine-growers, aware of the uniqueness of their land and eager to valorise their products, entered into partnership, establishing a Consortium of associated grape growers, a first draft of Cavit. 

The Consortium was born to help the associated wine cellars and promote the “culture” of quality wine throughout the region, supporting the vine-growers throughout each phase.

In 1957, the technical function was joined by the commercial function: the Consortium acquired a cellar for the increasing needs of its associates.

In 1964, today’s premises of Ravina di Trento was built, and then expanded starting in 1977 until it reached its 80,000 m2 of today.
Since then, Cavit has become the reference point for Trentino’s wine production. 

ASSOCIATED CELLARS

Cavit’s strength results from a network of 10 Cellars, which have preserved Trentino wine heritage and have a full knowledge of the peculiarities of Trentino outstanding growing areas. Cavit has inherited all this through its 4,500 associated grape growers.

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1 Cantina Sociale ROVERÈ DELLA LUNA (VALLE DELL’ADIGE)

2 Cantina ROTALIANA di Mezzolombardo (CAMPO ROTALIANO)

3 Cantina TOBLINO (VALLE DEI LAGHI)

4 Cantina Sociale di TRENTO (VALLE DELL’ADIGE)

5 Cantina ALDENO (VALLAGARINA)

6 Cantina VIVALLIS di Villalagarina (VALLAGARINA)

7 AGRARIA RIVA DEL GARDA (ALTO GARDA)

8 Cantina D’ISERA (VALLAGARINA)

9 Cantina MORI COLLI ZUGNA (VALLAGARINA)

10 Cantina Sociale Viticoltori in AVIO (VALLAGARINA)

 

MASO TORESELLA

Maso Toresella

Cavit’s representative site is Maso Toresella, on the ToblinoLake: an ancient and enchanting villa surrounded by vineyards. Founded in the 1500s by the Prince-Bishops of Trento, it extends over 6.5 hectares in one of the most enchanting places of Trentino.

Here, Cavit and the San Michele all’Adige Oenological Institute (Edmund Mach Foundation) have founded a centre of advanced experimentation, which brought forth the first draft of “Il Maso”, a wine and oenological project aimed at creating products of extremely high quality such as the real “cru” wines in the “I Masi trentini” range.

SUSTAINABILITY

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In Trentino, the culture of sustainability and the preservation of the territory are an integral part of its history. Cavit naturally follows this tradition, focusing on four main points:

CERTIFICATIONS
Cavit has obtained and renewed over time the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certification. Further international certificates are the BRC (Global Standard for Food Safety – British Retail Consortium) and IFS (International Food Standards). In 2009, it obtained the UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 certification according to the international regulation for Environmental Management Systems. In July 2014 Cavit has obtained the OHSAS 18001 standard quality certification and the Certificate of Excellence that Certiquality awards to a selection of businesses who have demonstrated responsible voluntary commitment in their company governance by having attained all three certifications.

AVANT-GARDE GRAPE GROWING TECHNIQUES
For over twenty years, Cavit has adhered to the “Protocol for quality wine production in Trentino”, within a completely sustainable agriculture.

LESS ENERGY CONSUMPTION
A further aspect in which the company has invested over the years is the reduction in energy and water consumption.
With the aim of reducing CO2 emissions from electricity consumption in its various productive activities, Cavit has realised three important solar panels that, generating over 800 Mwh per year, allow the company to cover its entire energy need through renewable sources.

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Cavit is developing an innovative technological system able to ration the water needed by the cultivations in virtue of the specific needs of the territory and the weather conditions, therefore eliminating waste.

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PICA: AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEM 

Since 2010, Cavit has been developing the PICA project (Integrated Agricultural and Grape Growing Mapping Platform), a study in collaboration with MPA Solutions and Trentino’s best research centres Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM) and Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), divided onto two levels. The first defines the choice of the best grape varieties based on the technical-environmental parameters of the territory; the second level provides for the implementation of an avant-garde system to allow the cellar agronomists and oenologists to receive specific information about each growing area and each vineyard management operation.

The project aims to direct the vine-grower and the “environment-landscape-territory” management towards total sustainability, which takes into due consideration the ecological, social and economic aspects.

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