The story of La Formica began in 1893, with the construction of a small shrine by Luigi Bonuzzi, dedicated to St. Vincent Ferrer to protect his 26 Ha of vineyards from hail. Today, over a century later, the vines continue to thrive in the Cellore di Illasi and neighboring terroitory of Tregnano, at the easternmost extremities of the Valpolicella appellation. The typical Scaglia Bianca soil, along with the average altitude of 320m above sea level, and the astern exposure define the style of these wines: vibrant fruit, powerful, and always elegant. La Formica means "the ant", which was chosen as a symbol of work ethic and dedication to represent the winery.