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The annual event is revamped and now visible online. The night of August 10th the moonlit harvesting of the Chardonnay will be streamed live. Wine-lovers worldwide will be connected with José and Antonio Rallo, live from Sicily, in an innovative Social Wine Experience.

It will be a truly global nocturnal harvest on August 10 at the Donnafugata estate at Contessa Entellina. For the first time it will be transmitted live in streaming at and on the DonnafugataWine Facebook page, enabling wine-lovers all over the world to watch the moonlit grape picking on their computers and mobile devices and experience all its enchantment.

José and Antonio Rallo will be narrating what’s happening at the Chardonnay vineyards, explaining how nighttime harvesting protects all the fragrances of the grapes and makes for considerable energy savings.

There will be two live broadcasts, the first in Italian at 10 pm and the second in English at 12:30 am, both of which can be actively followed on the Facebook Tab, chatting with and asking Donnafugata’s owners questions, which will be answered live, and commenting on Twitter through #donnafugatalive.

The live stream from the vineyard will take you from grape to glass through a guided tasting of 4 wines born at the Contessa Entellina estate: Anthilia, flagship white wine of the company; Chiarandà, the winery’s finest white, and Donnafugata’s two great reds, Tancredi and Mille e una Notte.

In the background there will also be live coverage of Calici di Stelle (Goblets of Stars), the traditional summer Wine Tourism Movement event that yearly brings hundreds of visitors to the Donnafugata estate (located at km 60 on state highway 624, Palermo-Sciacca).

The live stream will enable wine-lovers to participate in an innovative Social Wine Experience, tasting the wines at home with friends or attending one of the events being held at restaurants, wine shops and wine bars in Italy and other countries where the stream will be screened and a tasting offered of one or more of the four wines chosen. The events map is shown on the mini-site and on Facebook in the “Event Locator” box and is constantly updated.

The decision to take the nocturnal harvest live on Internet is part of the great commitment the winery is making to digital communication, begun in 2011 with revamping the Donnafugata website (scoring 140,000 visits a year) and taken ahead with the April 2012 debut of its Facebook page ( and Twitter account (@DonnafugataWine).



In Italy: Caffè Biffi (VA); Bottega Da Gigi and Enoteca Marino (CO), Ristorante. Il Peccato (LI), El Mojito (CS); Free  Time (CS); Ristorante Vinosteria 4 Chiacchiere and La Terrazza sulla Valle (AR); Ristorante Il Drago (CS); HARLEY CAFE’ & RESTAURANT (RA); Ristorante Sellari and Ristorante Le Noci (FR); QB – Quanto Basta Restaurant Jazz Club (VT); Caffé Bonazzi (PG); Caffè del Porto e Caffè Commercio (RN); Deleg. A.I.S. Messina Tirrenica c/o Hotel La Bussola (ME); Europa Wine Bar (AG); San Domenico Ristorante Wine-Bar (PI); Enoteca Il Salotto e ….(SI).


Abroad: Belgium – De Wijnrank, Brulens; Canada – BlackSquare Inc and Wine Collective, Calgary; Grano, Toronto; Il Nido, Nicli Antica Pizzeria, Legacy Liquor Store and Everything Wine, Vancouver; China – The Wine Gallery by ASC Fine Wines, Hong Kong; Germany – Poletto Winebar, Hamburg; Malatesta, Berlin; L’Antipasto Nuovo, Munich; Japan – La Grazia, Osaka; Russia – Grand Cru, Mosca; Mexico – Viparmex, Guadalajara; Romania – Malvasia Restaurant, Bucarest; USA – Osteria Mamma, Hollywood; Trattoria Oliva, Sherman Oaks; Vendome, Toluka Lake; Toast Enoteca & Cucina, San Diego; North American Sommelier Association and Wine House, Los Angeles; Jasper’s Marco Polo Restaurant, Kansas City; Wine and Spirit Warehouse, Libertyville; Chelsea Wine Vault and Centro Vinoteca, New York; Macello and Bar Umbriago, Chicago; Central, Montgomery; Ristorante Bartolotta, Milwakee; Sea Salt, South Naples; Main Street Wine Cellar, New Jersey.



Public Relations:

Baldo M. Palermo [email protected] tel. 0039 0923 7242267

Laura Ellwanger [email protected] te. 0039 0923 724258

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