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The cooperative winery "Cantina Sociale" was born in 1974, in the occasion of the vintage of that year. It was founded by small farmers from Colle di Val d?Elsa and Poggibonsi who were thinking about a collective center of grape harvesting and vinification, instead of buying individual and expensive equipment to make wine for themselves. At the beginning it was not easy and just a few thousand quintals of grapes were vinified but, just in few years, the cooperative wine cellar grew up in reputation. Others farmers started to come from the province of Siena and also from the neighboring province of Florence soon. It was opened a store inside the structure of the cooperative winery and it really permitted to develop the Cantina Sociale cooperative and to let it know in a more larger territory.Then in 2009 another positive development happened when the cellar Cantina Sociale was merged with the cellar of Geggiano-Pontignano situated in the heart of Chianti Classico land, in the area of Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI).