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Sardinia (Sardegna) is a vast island off the west coast of Italy in the Mediterranean. Its open position has made it prone to invasion and subsequent settlement by many cultures through the centuries, with multicultural influences on its grapes and vineyard practices as a result. The first known inhabitants were an ancient tribe called the Nuraghi, who lived there some time around 1500 BC and built conical stone structures throughout the island, some 700 of which still exist. The Nuraghi were known to trade with the Phoenicians, but this alignment brought about an invasion from the Carthaginians who were fighting with Greece at the time. The Romans were next, then the Spanish, Visigoths, Byzantines, back to Spain, Austrians, French (Savoy), then finally in the 1800s it came into Italian hands and stayed there. 
 
Despite its proximity to mainland Italy, perhaps due to settlement from so many outside cultures over the years, almost none of the more common Italian grapes such as Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Péloursin

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Aglianico

    History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the...

  • Grenache

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  • Giovanni Cherchi

    [ITA] L'azienda Cherchi nasce nel 1970 con due ettari di vigneto ricevuto in eredità e, nei pri...

  • Argiolas

    Argiolas history begins in the early 1900s with the Founder Antonio Argiolas. Now the third ge...

  • Cantina di Santadi

    The Cantina di Santadi Winery is located in the Sulcis area, in South-western Sardinia, just a fe...

  • Sella

    Sella makes wines from Lessona and Bramaterra. The soil in Bramaterra includes sand of volcanic o...

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