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On this day, 82 years ago, Teresa Manara and Giovanni Battista Cantele were wed.

“Who knows,” wrote Gianni Cantele on his Facebook, “if on August 22, 82 years ago, they would have thought that their love story, which began in Imola [in northern Italy], would have led to their falling in love with Salento? They had great courage. And I will forever be thankful to them.”

Click here to read the story of how Teresa and Giovanni Battista found their way to Salento and laid the foundation for what would become the Cantele winery.