The Salcheto winery, represented by its founder and CEO Michele Manelli, has been an innovative and successful business model which "built-in" sustainability as part of its entrepreneurial project. During the last ten years it had successful introductions of international firsts such as the first “off-grid” cellar, or the most complete certified study on the wine carbon footprint, contributing to major research among a network of over 30 between universities, government institutions and research centers, to draw the guidelines of a sustainable development along the wine value chain.


Santa Chiara Lab

FOunding partner

The Siena University’s Santa Chiara Lab, represented by the rector’s delegate Prof. Maria Pia Maraghini, is a hub for innovation created by one of the oldest academic institutions in the world (founded 1240), which strongly believes in sustainability as a modern pattern of change. The Siena University is indeed the headquarters for the Mediterranean Region of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and also head of the PRIMA project.


Project Team

Manuela Fojanesi: a degree in Political Sciences and International Relations, then Masters in Food and Wine Culture and Energy Resource Management. Right now she is focusing on wine and sustainability also as a working perspective.

Enrica Ferrara: a university degree in Management and Governance, she is specializing in innovation and sustainable development in the agri-food sector, through master degrees and working experiences.