The Produttori del Barbaresco, officially founded in 1958, traces its roots back to 1894 when, Domizio Cavazza of the Royal Enological School of Alba and resident of Barbaresco created the region's first cooperative to help the small landowners. This original cooperative was disbanded in the 1920s because of economic rules put in place by the fascists and it was not until 1958 that a priest from the village reformed the 'Cantine Sociali' in order to help the local vinegrowers. Today the Produttori del Barbaresco has 56 members and 100 hectares of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco zone - almost 1/6 of the total vineyard area. Each family is in complete control of its own land. The winery produces a Barbaresco DOCG, a blend of Nebbiolo grapes from different vineyards, a Langhe Nebbiolo, and in great vintages there are nine single-vineyard Barbaresco: Asili, Rabaja, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Paje, Montefico, Moccagatta, and Rio Sordo. The Produttori, which vinifies only Nebbiolo, produces roughly 35,000 cases per year.