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On March 4, the “Associazione Donne del Vino”, together with the Tuscan Region, has a good reason to celebrate. There will be many animated activities in the provinces of Florence, Siena, Livorno, Grosseto, Lucca and Pisa.
Tuscan women will be the main protagonists, leaders in the regional winemaking economy. At least one third of the businesses in the ﬁeld, 6,524, are in their knowledgeable hands.
If we look at the surface of cultivated vines in Tuscany, at least 34% involve a woman and 20% are run exclusively by women.
These numbers frame the Tuscan 2017 edition of the Festa delle donne del Vino, which has wine and motors as a theme. It was presented by the Assessor, Marco Remaschi, together with Antonella D’Isanto, Chianti native from the winery, I Balzini, of Barberino Val d’Elsa. She is the regional delegate of the association.
The “Festa”, created by Donatella Cinelli Colombini. was born last year in Tuscany. This year it has become a national event. The employment numbers have increased 10% over the last decade in the winemaking ﬁeld, An important signal that shows that the sector is growing.
“We need to recognize the value of women even more. They are new protagonists of a productive area that was traditionally run by men. With this celebration we want to give evidence of our own talent and spread wine culture and responsible consumption,” said D’Isanto. “Our numbers show how relevant our role is and the added value that we are able to bring”.
There are many appointments scheduled: itineraries, guided tours, meetings and, of course, wine tasting, in the discovery of the fascinating world where women have afﬁrmed themselves with talent and professionalism.
The initiatives include the participation of the Museo Piaggio of Pontedera, the Pinacoteca and Civic Museum of Volterra and the Museum of Farm Civilization (Civilta’ Contadina) of Pitigliano.
The “Donne” of wine in Tuscany are 80, 700 in Italy. Most are producers, but there are also restaurant owners, sommeliers and journalists. The national association was born in 1988 thanks to the Tuscan producer, Elisabetta Tognana.
All categories of the winegrowing industry are represented. All of the events are published on the blog: www.ledonnedelvino.it.