The founder of the Cantele winery, Giovanni Battista Cantele â grandfather to the current generation â was born in 1907 in Pramaggiore (in the Province of Venice). During the Second World War, he moved to Imola (Province of Bologna) where he met and married the beautiful Teresa Manara. The couple had two sons, Augusto and Domenico.
Today, the Cantele family owns 50 hectares planted to vine and the familyâs current winemaker Gianni (one of Augustoâs sons) and agronomist Cataldo Ferrari manage another 150 hectares owned by other growers. Augustoâs other son Paolo is the wineryâs brand manager and Domenicoâs son Umberto is head of sales. Domenicoâs daughter Luisa also works in the estateâs corporate offices together with Gianniâs wife Gabriella. The business remains to this day a true âfamily affair.â