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The beautiful island of Sardinia finds itself in the Mediterranean, west of Italy’s mainland. With its approximately 2000 kilometers of coastline, sandy white beaches and a hinterland rich in hiking trails, Sardinia is the perfect destination for wine lovers who want to combine wine tastings and winery visits with hikes in breathtaking landscapes and a holiday in one of Italy’s most renowned sea destinations.

Your wine tastings in Sardinia will teach you how the wine they produce today in this region is the outcome of the influence of different populations. Thanks to its strategic position, Sardinia was influenced over time by many populations that crossed its lands, starting from the Romans, to the Arabs, the Genoese, and finally the Piedmontese, to name a few. Sardinia’s viticulture was influenced too by the different traditions and cultures, and many of what are now considered local vines were brought to the island by these populations over the centuries. In more recent times, Sardinia’s winemakers were able to improve the quality of their production to obtain elegant red wines and crisp white wines such as the well-known Vermentino di Gallura, the only DOCG of the island. In addition, the island boasts 19 DOC and 15 IGT wines.

Which food to taste in Sardinia?

While in Sardinia, you will have the opportunity to visit some unique wineries and taste their fine wines. A trip to this island wouldn’t be complete without tasting some of its traditional dishes as well. Don’t miss out on Fregola, a type of pasta often served with seafood, Culurgiones, a sort of ravioli, Malloreddus, Carasau bread, Porceddu, their traditional roasted sucking pig and Seadas, a type of sweet fried ravioli filled with fresh cheese and drizzled with honey.

Which wines to taste in Sardinia?

Your wine tastings in Sardinia will revolve around the many native grape varieties of the island. The production of white wine is concentrated in the northern and central part of the region and the most common white grape varieties are Vermentino, Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia di Sardegna, Vernaccia di Oristano and Torbato, while the most common black grape types, mainly spread across the southern side of the island, are Bovale, Caddiu, Cannonau, Cagnulari, Monica, Girò and Carignano.

Which is the best season to visit Sardinia?

Wine tastings and winery visits in Sardinia can be booked during every season. Being a very popular sea destination, the island is most crowded during the summer months, when its powdery beaches with crystalline waters are packed with tourists. Spring and autumn represent valuable alternatives as well, as during these seasons Sardinia enjoys milder temperatures.

What things to do in Sardinia?

During your time in Sardinia, you will be able to enjoy various wine tastings during your winery visits. The white beaches and stunning waterfront sceneries of Sardinia cannot be missed when visiting this beautiful location. Other highlights of the island that are worth a visit are the Gulf of Orosei with its suggestive Bue Marino cave, Neptune’s Grotto, the coastal towns of Alghero, Bosa, Villasimius and Castelsardo, the Tavolara island, the Nuraghi Valley (a prehistoric archeological site), the Maddalena Archipelago.