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.
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.
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.
At Winerist, finding the perfect wine tours and experiences to enhance your holiday is what we do best. See below for our top picks of the region from short, gourmet tours of the city, to full-day activities, like cycling around vineyards with an expert guide and a sumptuous picnic. The choice is yours…
We’ve teamed up with some of the best wineries in the region to bring that extra special something to your visit. From centuries-old Châteaux to brand new wineries at the cutting edge of production, we’ve got winery tours to suit every palate and personality.
Whether you’re after a quaint little local bolt hole for the night or the full, wine spa and hotel experience complete with michelin-starred restaurants, here are our hand-picked partners to make sure that your stay is pitched exactly to your budget and tastes.