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According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, gender parity is still over 200 years away.

That’s shocking. But we weren’t shocked.

Winemaking is very much a male-dominated industry in Italy – and most other places for that matter. And we know this because Donatella Martincigh is the only female winemaker we work with.

We hope to meet more like Donatella. But we don’t want to wait 200 years!

Best Sauvignon in a box… on the planet

Over the last 30 years, Donatella Martincigh has transformed her family’s 20-hectare farm into an award-winning winery. Last year her Sauvignon was named the best Sauvignon in a box – in the world – when it was awarded Gold at the 2017 Concours International Wine in a Box festival.

She also makes our Pinot Grigio, Refosco and gorgeous Rosato.

Back when she was a bambino, Donatella’s mama used to put a little drink of red wine in her bottle (shhhhh… don’t tell Annabel Karmel whatever you do!).

Now she’s a fully graduated sommelier, but Donatella prefers to call herself a winemaker.

On our website we describe her Rosato as ‘A seize the moment wine – definitely not one for the cellar.’

It’s in this vein that we raise our glasses to celebrate all existing and budding female winemakers this week.

In fact it’s a double celebration of all things female, alongside International Women’s Day (on Thursday) it’s also Mother’s Day (on Sunday).

£10 off a box of Donatella’s Rosato this Mother’s Day

To celebrate, we’d like to give you £10 towards a box of Donatella’s beautiful Rosato to enjoy with friends or give to your Mama this Mother’s Day.

Grab yourself a 2.25L box (equivalent to three bottles) for just £17. No special code required, simply pop a box (or two) into your basket and the discount will apply automatically. Offer runs until 11th March (Mother’s Day) while stocks last!