Sardinia Terroirs - Sardinian winemakers association


Different winemakers, different vineyards and different terroirs, brought together to talk about the wine-producing excellencies of Sardinia.


Different winemakers, different vineyards and different terroirs, brought together to talk about the wine-producing excellencies of Sardinia.
Bovale (Oristano-Mandrolisai)
Cannonau (Barbagia-Ogliastra)
Carignano (Sulcis)
A unique island. A land that is geologically among the most ancient of the Mediterranean. A territory made up by different microclimates and different terroirs. An ancient enological fortune of great value. Sardinia as Isola del vino, island of the wine, or to better say, island of the wines, seeing as Sardinia is the location of unique vine varieties which cannot be found in any other region. Such vine varieties are then transformed into high quality wines thanks to the passion, the work and the strong wine culture of the local wine-growers and wine-makers.
Nuragus (Cagliari)
Vermentino di Gallura (Gallura)
Vermentino di Sardegna (Logudoro)


Sardinia’s identitary and representative heritage is nowadays embodied in eight iconic wineries that chose to come together as a cluster with the joint goal of encouraging the development of a debate regarding the island within the world of wine and with the aspiration of becoming a movement that will proudly carry Sardinia’s name around the world, on the table of the major experts of the field and to the palate of great international tasters.
An ambitious but achievable goal also thanks to the quality that Sardinian wines are demonstrating in major international competitions, gathering consensus and appreciation from industry workers and many wine lovers around the world. Hence the need to create a coordinated and detailed project that describes Sardinia in all its nuances.

This is the ideal behind the foundation of SARDINIA TERROIRS, an association which reunites eight wine-makers from eight different enological regions within the territory of Sardinia, starting from the north to finish in the south and embracing the main autochthonous Sardinian vine varieties: the region of Logudoro with its Vermentino di Sardegna, the Oristanese with Bovale, the Mandrolisai area with the blend Cannonau-Bovale-Monica, Gallura with its Vermentino di Gallura, Oliena and the whole area of Ogliastra with their Cannonau, and finally the Nuragus in the Cagliaritano and the Carignano in the Sulcis.
An enological cosmos that finds its trait d’union in the common identity of these companies: their artisan type of style, highly professional and identitary of the wines, an internationally acknowledged quality, and the daily dedication and commitment to work and to wine production.



Serdiana (CA) – Cagliaritano

The history behind the company cannot be truly appreciated without taking into account the life story of the founder Antonella. A childhood spent between vineyards and a generation-old family of winemakers; her mother, who passed onto her the love for their land, and her father, who passed onto her the passion for their work. Antonella inherited winery along with her family’s tradition in 2010; when she took over the company she did with a great innovative project in her mind, that is creating a boutique winery focused on producing prestigious wines that can represent the territory of Terralba all over the world.


Talana (NU) – Ogliastra

Tenute Perda Rubia’s activity begins in 1949 thanks to the work of Mario Mereu, who in that same year inaugurates his winery, the first to bottle in the territory of Nuoro during the post-war period. Right from the very start Cannonau has been the star of the winery, and that I how the iconic wine Perda Rubia came to be. In just a few years’ time the company contributed quite a bit in promoting and bringing awareness to this particular grape variety, even on an international level. The legacy of the founder was inherited by his son Renato Mereu who, in 1971, implanted the first owned vineyards of the ungrafted kind. Since the beginning of the 80s they works exclusively their own grapes.
In 2014 the winery was taken over by the third generation of the family and it simultaneously embarked in an important project of renewal and revitalisation.


Marrubiu (OR) – Campidano di Oristano

Quartomoro di Sardegna was born from the idea of founder Piero Cella of establishing a didactic winery, experimental underlayer of research of the oenologist. Quartomoro poses itself as factory of ideas, that relies heavily on experience regarding Sardinia’s viticulture and oenology. The intertwining of professional and social relationships results in a wine production of great quality that aspire to be a milestone of Sardinia’s wine world.


Oliena (NU) – Barbagia

It all originates from the love they feel towards their land. Iolei is physical expression of said love and strong values, a prized small winery in Oliena, deeply animated and motivated by a long-lasting family tradition. The main purpose of Iolei is and always will be a wine production that is able to fully embody and express the uniqueness of the territory from which they come from.


Telti (SS) – Gallura

For Saraja ‘environmental protection’ represents a way of thinking, living, working and looking at the world that surrounds them. A life philosophy and work ethic that leads to a meticulous care of their vineyards and of their wines, and that originates from that ideal of respect that they constantly employ both in the company and in life in general. Every gesture, decision or initiative comes from this ethical root. They recognise in the role of the wine-maker the moral responsibility of ensuring the protection of the high quality of the grape that the vineyards have to offer. It is with this in mind that Saraja opted to keep to a minimum the filtering, the clarifications and the sulphurs, intervening as little as possible and only when strictly necessary. Inside the cellar, wrapped in silence and protected from the light and the changes in temperature, the wine ages and refines, it matures its personality and strengthens its character, with the utmost respect for all the factors that contribute in creating it.


Atzara (NU) – Mandrolisai

In a territory where wine-growing and wine-making has been a tradition for centuries, it comes natural for the company going over customs and habits from the past, in a landscape of unique and incomparable vineyards that cannot be found anywhere else. Fradiles, which in the Sardinian language means cousins, is born precisely from a strong family bond that has is roots in the centre of the Sardinia, in the heart of the island. The recovery of the old family business allowed the family to form their own new vision and find a renewed passion for wine culture. The winery is located in the Mandrolisai region, area of his historic value of central Sardinia and quintessential wine-growing territory. A truly fascinating region of archaic charm; here the magical horizon stretches for miles: green pastures, mountains marked by the presence of tall oak trees and chestnut trees, hills covered in holm oaks and holly trees, and finally vineyards and even more vineyards, that have been part of the landscape for centuries.


Giba (SU) – Sulcis

As a result of the wise intuition of three business partners, the eclectic Giovanni Irde, the visionary Paolo Boi and the eccentric oenologist Andres Garcia Blas, Giba comes to life in 2013 in the heart of the Carignano del Sulcis’ growing area. The vineyards are located in Giba, an area in the Sulcis region whre the Carignano was able to survive the threat posed by phylloxera and express itself at its fullest potential.
Situated in sandy and clay terrains and subjected to the influence of the sea, the grape varieties of Carignano and Vermentino constitute the heart and the soul of the winery, that opted on focusing the efforts on three production lines of single-grape wines.
In less than 10 years the winery played a fundamental role in the corroboration of the local viticultural excellence and reputation, receiving several awards and recognitions such as the prestigious ‘Tre bicchieri’ awarded by the Italian institution Gambero Rosso.


Usini (SS) – Logudoro

Wine history in this region is deeply entagled with the story of the Cherchi family. It all traces back to the far 1970 in Usini thank to dedication and heartfelt passion of the founder Giovanni Maria Cherchi, who decided to pursue his dream of finally making his wines and his homeland known and appreciated all around the world. Today Salvatore, Giovanni’s son, carries on his father’s dream and legacy. In over 50 years of hard work there have been numerous rewards, nonetheless, true to their roots and deeply attached to their land, the family still consider itself first and foremost a family of wine-growers and wine-makers, protagonists of every single step of the production, from the vineyard to the bottle. They are the proud caretakers of a viticultural, cultural and humane heritage of inestimable value, and they particular attention to the protection and exploitation of the environment in which their wines originate: an intertwining of aromas, sensations, of wind and of sun, of territory and people.


The cluster was firstly established with the goal of unveiling Sardinia’s most hidden and ancestral corners, and of telling the world about Sardinia’s uniqueness and its projection into the future via the exploitation of both its traditions and its past. The group aims to be a push toward innovation, an innovation which passes through the exploitation of traditional vineyards. Such vineyards, cultivated according to conservative agronomic procedures, become warrantors of the biodiversity of the area, along with the fruitful effort of the local wine-makers of enhancing all the expression of the character and the longevity of their wines. A daily action that poses as its guiding light sustainability of the environmental and the social kind, in a way that let the activities be led by nature, with the involvement of human resources in projects and initiatives of great collective value.


  • National and international journalists
  • Wine lovers interested in italian wines
  • Stakeholders
  • Sommeliers and international tasters
  • Opinion leaders of the world of wine
  • International buyers
  • Distributors and importers
  • Masterclasses in events of national and international interest
  • International fairs and exhibitions
  • Incoming activities with national and international journalists
  • Abroad dedicated events
  • National events.