Happy Easter and happy holidays from all the families at the Cantele winery to you and yours.

We hope that you and your families are healthy and safe and that you are able to enjoy the spring holiday season despite the need for social distancing.

Here in Salento, we are busy working in the vineyards and at the winery.

Viticulture and agriculture are considered essential businesses and so the winery is still up and running (although we are not hosting guests or wine tastings, for obvious reasons). And our wines will be leaving soon for the U.S.

But we are taking every step and precaution to make sure that our employees stay safe and healthy.

In the photo above, taken the other day in one of our vineyards here in Salento, you can see that the vines are beginning to flower. It’s a sign that the vegetative cycle — the cycle of life — has been renewed just as it is every year during spring. It reminds us that despite the enormous challenges we are all facing right now, the world of wine continues its journey from vine to glass as it has for millennia.

We will get through this — together. And we’ll look forward to when we will be able to raise a glass wine together, here in Italy and in America.

In the meantime, wishing you a happy Easter and holiday season from the Cantele Winery.