Prosecco Solidale: toast & chestnut party for Enpa

On Friday 2 December the preview of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry produced with grapes from September’s charity harvest in favour of Treviso’s Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali (National Animal Protection Organisation). Bordoni: ‘We are living through a global economic crisis and the first cuts to families’ budgets concern expenses for their four-legged friends’.

Benefit toast on Friday 2 December at the Le Manzane winery, where the first bottle of the new Prosecco Solidale wine on sale these days will be uncorked to support the activities of Enpa, the Treviso section of the Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali (National Animal Protection Agency). Appointment at 19.00 at the San Pietro di Feletto (TV) estate. After a preview of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry, the fruit of the 11th edition of the Vendemmia solidale (Solidarity Harvest), which took place last September among the rows of Glera vines at the Le Manzane winery, the evening will continue with a chestnut party and live music by the Magirus Band. To take part, please call 0438 486606 or for confirmation.

“Part of the proceeds from the sale of the Prosecco Solidale bottles – explained Massimo Bordoni, provincial president of the Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali (National Animal Protection Agency) – will be used to finance the ‘caregiving’ activities that the Enpa Treviso facilities provide for people in difficulty. We are living in a moment of global economic crisis. Many families cannot make it to the end of the month and the first budget cuts concern the expenses for their four-legged friends. The Enpa Social Project, supported by the Balbinot family, is an enormous first step to ensure a dignified life for these helpless and voiceless creatures”.

“We are happy to be able to contribute, in our own small way, to the work that Enpa is doing in the area,” said Ernesto Balbinot, owner of the Le Manzane winery, who then rattled off some numbers: “During this year’s Vendemmia Solidale (Solidarity Harvest) we harvested 92.20 quintals of grapes, which corresponds to about 8,600 bottles. I would like to remind you that the Prosecco Solidale packages were enriched with a special Braille label. A series of dots, not even one millimetre thick, allows a blind person, by simply touching the surface of the bottle with their fingertips, to obtain some useful information such as the name of the wine and the winery, the vintage year and the alcohol content.

Prosecco Solidale can be purchased in wine shops, specialised shops, the Le Manzane winery shop and the online shop ( with the possibility, for all those who subscribe to the newsletter, to take advantage of a 10% discount code. Only eco-friendly cartons are used for shipping. And at the “Papercigno” Wine Shop of the San Pietro di Feletto estate, the new gift boxes have arrived, also in wood, with 2 and 3 bottles available for all the company’s references, as well as special formats such as magnum (1.5 litres), jéroboam (3 litres) and mathusalem (6 litres).

ADDRESS AND OPENING HOURS – The “Papercigno” Wine Shop is in San Pietro di Feletto (Treviso) in via Maset, 47/b along provincial road 635 between Conegliano and Tarzo. In December, the shop is open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to midday and from 1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Thanks to the support of 250 people, including volunteers and sympathisers, the Treviso section of the National Animal Protection Agency takes care of around 1600 animals and finds homes for hundreds of dogs every year. The locations are: Conegliano with the cattery and Ponzano Veneto with the kennel. In particular, Enpa’s commitment is aimed at taking in and subsequently adopting abandoned animals, giving priority to elderly dogs. In addition to solving numerous cases of animal mistreatment, Enpa also runs a number of projects for the employment of disabled or disadvantaged people.

The Le Manzane winery is located in San Pietro di Feletto, halfway between the Dolomites and Venice, in the hilly area of the province of Treviso, in the heart of the Prosecco Superiore Hills, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site on 7 July 2019. The family-run company is strongly rooted in the Treviso area as a producer for almost 40 years. The winery, among the most dynamic and interesting in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene wine scene, distributes both in Italy and abroad, reaching 36 countries.


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