Malta, the Women of Wine visit the island

Malta, the Women of Wine visit the island

Malta, from November 14-16, 26 Women wine producers involved in events with the Mlata Chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs, Enoclub Il-Qatra and the Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s in Gozo


Le Donne del Vino (Women of Wine) are prepared to take off for Malta, the island in the heart of the Mediterranean, that today has one of the most dynamic economies in the European Union. From November 14 to 16, they will participate as partners in three initiatives in the calendar of events organized by three most important associations on the island, responsible for promoting the culture of excellence in food and wine.

The Malta Chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs, the biggest gastronomic organization in the world with more than 25,000 members in over 80 countries, has over 70 members in Malta who are chefs, restaurateurs, hotel directors, sommeliers and simple amateurs who love quality wine and food.

Another association involved is Il-Qatra, a men’s club of wine appreciators with 70 members who enjoy comparing notes and challenging themselves with blind tastings. Twice annually women are invited to their events.

Moreover Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s, Gozo – the ultimate gourmet experience and culinary destination on the Island will be hosting a wine sampling fair with the collaboration of Le Donne del Vino.
To make the Malta mission even more important and complete, the Ambassador of Italy to Malta, Mario Sammartino, will be present to inaugurate the three-day visit of the Women of Wine. To conclude the event, Minister of Gozo, Justyne Caruana will preside at Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s.

Donatella Cinelli Colombini con Abraham Said titolare di Vini e Capricci a Gozo

The women wine producers who participate will be led by the national President of the Association, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, who has made Malta her second home, notably in Gozo. Thanks to her work as intermediary, contacts and trips have been established.

Italy is the primary business partner for Malta,” comments Daniela Mastroberardino, Vice President and National Vicar of the Association, who is coordinating the Malta mission. “On the island, there is a very positive perception of Italian products. The GNP has increased 9% since 2016. Tourism is on the rise: in 2018, it went up 14.3% with respect to 2017. And more Italian tourists have come: in 2018, +7.4% with respect to 2017,” confirms Mastroberardino.

Specifically, the program of the Malta Mission includes Thursday, November 14, starting at 7:30 p.m. a Walk Around Tasting at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard. The event is open to people from the sector and wine lovers. Again at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard, Friday, November 15, starting at 8:00 p.m., a Gala Wine Dinner with all the Women of Wine. Finally, Saturday, November 16, from 10.30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s, will be hosting a wine sampling fair at their concept store in Gozo with the presence of the Italian Women of Wine (Donne del Vino), so that wine lovers can get to know them as well as their wines.


There will be 26 women producers from all over Italy with over 80 different wines. Participating will be: Caterina Cornacchia (Barone Cornacchia, Abruzzo); Carmen Pergola (Bersano, Piemonte); Monica Lisetto (Bottega, Veneto); Antonella Cantarutti (Cantarutti Alfieri, Friuli V. G.); Maria Caterina Dei (Cantine Dei, Toscana); Marianna Cardone (Cardone Vini, Puglia); Giovannella Fugazza (Castello di Luzzano, Lombardia); Donatella Cinelli Colombini (Casato Prime Donne, Toscana); Elena Fucci (Elena Fucci, Basilicata); Elena Bonelli (Ettore Germano, Piemonte); Romina Togn (Gaierhof e Maso Poli, Trentino Alto Adige); Francesca Poggio (Il Poggio di Gavi, Piemonte); Michela Marenco (Marenco, Piemonte); Caterina Brazzola (Montelio, Lombardia); Elisabetta Pala (Mora&Memo, Sardegna); Piera Martellozzo (Piera Martellozzo, Friuli); Vincenza La Fauci (Tenuta Enza La Fauci, Sicilia); Valentina Di Camillo (Tenuta I Fauri, Abruzzo); Daniela Mastroberardino (Terredora di Paolo, Campania); Paola Vason (Valentina Cubi, Veneto); Gaetana Jacono (Valle dell’Acate, Sicilia); Maria Teresa Basile (Varvaglione Vigne e Vini, Puglia); Angiolina Piotti (Velenosi, Marche); Teresa Bacco Vicentini (Vicentini Agostino, Veneto); Antonia Pavesi (Villa San Carlo, Veneto); Annalisa Zorzettig (Zorzettig, Friuli V. G.).


Info and reservations for events: Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard:
Walk Around tasting: Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard, November 14, 7:30 p.m. – Entry 25 euro (20 euros if reserved in advance)
Gala Dinner: Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard, November 15 – 8:00 p.m. 65 euro (reservation only)
Info and reservations for Wine Tasting Fair at Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s:
November 16, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Entry 20 euro. –


Le Donne del Vino / The Women of Wine is a non-profit association that promotes the culture of wine and the role of women in the wine sector. Founded in 1988, today it has over 890 members including wine producers, restaurateurs, wine shop owners, sommeliers and journalists. Le Donne del Vino are present in all regions of Italy and coordinated by Regional Delegates. For more info:

National Association Le Donne del Vino
+ 39 02 867577,,
Press office:
Anna Pesenti + 39 335 6376458 – 334 3997914
Fiammetta Mussio +39 339 7552481

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  1. Joseph Xuereb

    We are very much looking forward to these 3 days of sharing the beautiful Italian wines produced by 26 foremost members of Donne del Vino

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