On the far western side of the province of Verona lies the historical village of Illasi, where the Santi winery was founded in 1843 on the initiative of Carlo Santi. The roots put down by the Santi winery in the terroir come to fruition in the local character of its wines. The careful use of Corvina, the principal native vine of the Valpolicella and the Verona area, the utilisation of large barrel ageing, typical of the Italian winemaking tradition, and the selection of local essences for the barrels themselves, are elements of a winemaking philosophy.