The glamorous life of a winemaker.

Cantele winemaker Gianni Cantele is very happy with the results of this year’s harvest. The quality of the fruit is great and the winemaking has gotten off to an excellent start.

But he wasn’t so happy Sunday morning when he opened a stuck valve on a fermentation tank and was rewarded with a blast of Negroamaro to the face!

Like all winemakers at this time of year, Gianni’s exhausted: he’s working at the winery literally 24/7, often going without sleep or sleeping at the winery as the must ferments.

But despite being tired and hungry — and in much need of a shower! — Gianni is really pleased with this year’s harvest.