Sold out at the solidarity harvest in Le Manzane. Guests of honor are; Sammy Basso, the governor Luca Zaia, and the Tiramisu’s World Champion

4 SEPTEMBER 2019
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Sold out at the solidarity harvest in Le Manzane. Guests of honor are Sammy Basso, the Tiramisu World Champion and the governor Luca Zaia
Solidarity harvest, the rain does not stop the party

Success for the charity event in San Pietro di Feletto in the Prosecco Superiore Hills, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July this year.
500 people on Sunday in Le Manzane (TV) to help research on ALS. Guests of honor Sammy Basso, Riccardo Pittis, the Tiramisù World Cup champion Andrea Ciccolella, the governor of Veneto Luca Zaia and the regional councilor Federico Caner

Wet harvest, lucky harvest. The rain did not stop the solidarity and smiles at the Le Manzane winery in San Pietro di Feletto (TV), in the heart of the Prosecco Superiore lands, where yesterday 500 people braved the bad weather to participate in the great grape festival which has now reached its eighth edition. Among the guests of honor Sammy Basso, the former Italian basketball player Riccardo Pittis, the 2017 Tiramisù World Cup champion Andrea Ciccolella, the governor of Veneto Luca Zaia and the regional councilor Federico Caner.

“We have collected 4-5 quintals of glera – explains the owner Ernesto Balbinot – during the week we will however, with our boys, collect the necessary grapes and use them for the necessary purposes of the solidarity harvest. The proceeds from this year will be donated to the non-profit organization Revert for research on ALS, thanks to a project developed in collaboration with the social enterprise Edipo Re “.

After the harvest, the party continued under the tensile structure rented for the occasion with an aperitif based on Prosecco Superiore Docg accompanied by a delicious shot, the “Bocconcino di cod d’oro with zucchini” offered by Alberto and Marco Stocco di Ca ‘ del Poggio who hosted a convivial dinner, a good omen for the harvest on Saturday evening, in the elegant panoramic room of the restaurant. To liven up the party the Segnali Chaotico group with Alberto Ceschin and the juggler / acrobat Manuele Pascal. The day ended with lunch in “caneva” and the tiramisu competition. Andrea Ciccolella, 2017 champion of the Tiramisù World Cup, decreed the victory of the classic version over the innovative one (chocolate ganache, sponge cake instead of ladyfingers and amaretti), prepared by the Alpago di Conegliano pastry shop, after an ex aequo of the drawn jury among the participants in the solidarity harvest.
The governor of Veneto, Luca Zaia, praised the Balbinot family (Ernesto, his wife Silvana, their children Marco and Anna) as an example of “determination, sacrifice and desire to do”. “1 out of 5 people volunteer in Veneto and this is exactly the meaning we want to give to today’s event which has now become an annual event that we all follow so much it is true that it is full of people despite the rain”.

“Research has made many steps forward in recent years and many more has to be done – said the mayor of San Pietro di Feletto, Maria Assunta Rizzo – but it is thanks to you who are here today that we can make our contribution to the treatment. of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ».
The Revert Onlus association was founded in 2003 to finance, promote and encourage research to stem the damage caused by neurodegenerative diseases. «At the moment – explained Angelo Righetti, member of Revert’s board of directors and Maurizio Gelati, head of the Terni Stem Cell Bank – the clinical trial on patients suffering from ALS, conducted by prof. Angelo Vescovi, is one of the most advanced in the international scientific panorama. Revert is the first non-profit association in the world to have carried out brain stem cell transplants without ethical problems because they are derived from spontaneously aborted fetuses ».

The solidarity harvest was presented, in recent days, at the Venice Film Festival, on board and around the Oedipus Re, the historic boat that Pier Paolo Pasolini shared with the painter Giuseppe Zigaina. “This year with Le Manzane – explained Sibylle Righetti, president of Edipo Re – we wanted to forge a collaboration that is not limited to this edition. Every year that the winery will make the beneficial harvest it will be present at the Lido and we will buy the solidarity prosecco to sell it during the Social Food Festival, a tasting space in the heart of the exhibition with ethical kilometer products. Communicating, networking is the best way to promote solidarity tourism, capable of giving value to this territory ».

“Beyond the various diseases of reference to which it is addressed – explained Daniele Furlan, coordinator of the Pomegranate Committee – research must always be financed for two reasons: the first because helping research is a duty not only towards ourselves, but also towards those who will come after us and then because by helping the research we contribute to the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis “.
The Revert Onlus association was founded in 2003 to finance, promote and encourage research to stem the damage caused by neurodegenerative diseases. «At the moment – explained Angelo Righetti, member of Revert’s board of directors and Maurizio Gelati, head of the Terni Stem Cell Bank – the clinical trial on patients suffering from ALS, conducted by prof. Angelo Vescovi, is one of the most advanced in the international scientific panorama. Revert is the first non-profit association in the world to have carried out brain stem cell transplants without ethical problems because they are derived from spontaneously aborted fetuses ».

The solidarity harvest was presented, in recent days, at the Venice Film Festival, on board and around the Oedipus Re, the historic boat that Pier Paolo Pasolini shared with the painter Giuseppe Zigaina. “This year with Le Manzane – explained Sibylle Righetti, president of Edipo Re – we wanted to forge a collaboration that is not limited to this edition. Every year that the winery will make the beneficial harvest it will be present at the Lido and we will buy the solidarity prosecco to sell it during the Social Food Festival, a tasting space in the heart of the exhibition with ethical kilometer products. Communicating, networking is the best way to promote solidarity tourism, capable of giving value to this territory ».

“Beyond the various diseases of reference to which it is addressed – explained Daniele Furlan, coordinator of the Pomegranate Committee – the research must always be financed for two reasons: the first because helping research is a duty not only towards ourselves, but also towards those who will come after us and then because by helping research we help to keep many valid researchers in Italy who otherwise are forced to go abroad ».
The partners and sponsors who shared the beneficial objectives of the 2019 solidarity harvest are: Antenna Tre, Arti Grafiche Conegliano, Banca Prealpi SanBiagio, Battistella Capsule, Dersut Caffe ‘, Foto Francesco Galifi, Generalvetri, Icas, Ideeuropee, Ristorante Relais Ca’ del Poggio, Rotas, S. Bernardo Tappi Spumante and S’Paul n ‘Co. Design.
The initiative is sponsored by the Veneto Region, the Province of Treviso and the Municipalities of San Pietro di Feletto, Conegliano and Valdobbiadene with the support of the Consorzio Tutela del Vino Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco, the social promotion association XI di “Marca” and of the Club n ° 40 Frecce Tricolori Conegliano.

Le Manzane S.S.
via Maset, 47 / b – 31020 San Pietro di Feletto (TV)


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