In Greek Valpantena means "Valley of Gods" but according to the Veronese tradition Valpantena means "Valley of wines". This valley, northeast of Verona, has fertile volcanic soils rich with minerals. In the heart of this valley, situated in the north-east of Verona, Cantina Valpantena is one of the most important cellars in the region. In 1958 a group of wine producers in Verona area got together to form a co-operative association. Today this co-operative comprises 270 wine growers with vineyards covering a total area of 600 hectares throughout the hilly area north of Verona.