In an industry traditionally dominated by men, Tuscany’s Il Casato Prime Donne winery employs only women. On International Women’s Day, we raise a glass to owner Donatella Cinelli Colombini and her pioneering winery

Nestled between oak casks and clutching glasses of Brunello di Montalcino, one of Tuscany’s finest wines, a group of wine tasters listens attentively to their remarkable host.

Donatella Cinelli Colombini is something of a vineyard revolutionary, having opened Italy’s first winery run solely by women. Wrapped in a warm coat smartened with pearls and wearing gold earrings, she speaks passionately to her guests about the philosophy which governs the Casato Prime Donne winery.