Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia is one of the 21 regions of Italy; it the second largest island of the Mediterranean and is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia is a land on its own, with characteristics that make this place a special corner of Italy with special habits, language, music, dresses, food and wine. WHY GO? Sardinia still remains a very wild region with one of the smallest concentrations of people per square kilometre in Europe. It could be considered an exotic destination for a wine trip, even though it was demonstrated by recent studies that it is one of the oldest places in the world where the grape is cultivated. Sardinia is renowned across the world for the beauty of...
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Sardinia is one of the 21 regions of Italy; it the second largest island of the Mediterranean and is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia is a land on its own, with characteristics that make this place a special corner of Italy with special habits, language, music, dresses, food and wine.

WHY GO?

Sardinia still remains a very wild region with one of the smallest concentrations of people per square kilometre in Europe. It could be considered an exotic destination for a wine trip, even though it was demonstrated by recent studies that it is one of the oldest places in the world where the grape is cultivated.

Sardinia is renowned across the world for the beauty of its beaches and sea, wherever you go, in the most part of the coast, you will enjoy stunning views of white sand and clear water. Very often, on the back of those beautiful beaches, or nearby, there is a vineyard: the ideal mix for a wine holiday.

WHEN TO GO & HOW LONG FOR

All year round! If it is your first time in Sardinia, it’s best to spend a minimum of 5 days on a wine holiday, but if you wish to explore and discover the whole region, you should count 8-10 days to turn it into a great, all-encompassing holiday. 

WHERE TO GO

There are a few important areas in Sardinia for wine and olive oil and in each area you can expect small villages, wild landscapes, stunning beaches and the inviting sea - the ideal place for a wine holiday in the middle of the Mediterranean.

  • Gallura for Vermentino di Gallura DOCG (the unique DOCG wine in Sardinia)
  • Alghero, Sassari and Sorso for Cannonau, Cagnulari and olive oil. 
  • Barbagia and Nuoro and Ogliastra for Cannonau
  • Bosa for Malvasia and olive oil
  • Oristano for Vernaccia
  • Mandrolisai and Marmilla for Bovale and olive oil
  • Cagliari and Parteolla for many different grapes and great olive oil
  • Sulcis for Carignano

DON'T MISS!

  • If you go to Sardinia and you don’t see a nuraghe, it is like going to Egypt and missing the pyramids! Nuraghi are ancient megalithic towers and ancient villages of the Bronze-age, the number of those ancient buildings is estimated around 10,000 all over the island. Some are completely ruined, some have been restored and open to visitors for guided tours including Prisgiona, Palmavera, Losa, Santu Antine, Serbissi, Barumini and Arrubiu-Orroli. 
  • While in the Classical Cannonau region, don’t miss the “Museo Etnografico della Sardegna” in Nuoro, or a visit to the village of Orgosolo to see the murals and visit the Oddoene Valley near Dorgali: the Napa of Sardinia.
  • One of the incredible expressions of Sardinian culture is bread, we suggest to visit a bakery of “pane carasau” or a visit to the museum of ritual bread in Borore.
  • Porto Cervo Wine Festival in May is the biggest wine tasting in Sardinia, with a selection of the best Sardinian wineries, great for a special wine getaway.
  • In autumn, each weekend from September to December, there is a big festival (Autunno in Barbagia) that takes place in different villages of the Barbagia region. This would make the idea wine and food weekend in Sardinia!

ITINERARY IDEAS

In the surroundings of Olbia, you could do a Vermentino wine tasting tour, starting from Tenute Olbios in Olbia to taste some great Vermentino before moving to Luras for a visit to the little Muscazega winery to taste some Vermentino and some red “Nebiolo” (yes with just one –b). 

We suggest you have lunch in a panoramic restaurant on the Liscia Lake and spend the afternoon of your wine getaway at Mancini winery in Luogosanto, a nice country house in the middle of 20 hectares of vineyard. 

A great way to end the tour is a nice visit and aperitivo at Vigne Surrau in Arzachena,where they produce white Vermentino di Gallura as well as great reds. 

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