Associazione Nazionale Le Donne del Vino, founded in 1988 based on a proposal by Elisabetta Tognana, is a non-profit association that promotes the culture of wine and the role of women in the winemaking industry and society as a whole.
Le Donne del Vino are businesswomen, managing more than one activity (winery, guest house, restaurant). Dynamic and open to innovation, they travel, are informed and participate in national and international fairs. Over the years, Le Donne del Vino have distinguished themselves for their actions aimed at the sustainable development of agricultural territories and the protection of the heritage of rare native grapes and historic vineyards. Le Donne del Vino are particularly active in education and, thanks to the selection of an annual theme and the Association’s National Celebratory Day, held on 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day, they draw attention to specific issues, such as their contribution to the new look of wine.
Alongside initiatives concerning their own economic sector, Le Donne del Vino have always distinguished themselves for their charity work.
There are members in every Italian region, who carry out local initiatives coordinated by a regional delegate.