Sardinia Wine Tour 8 Days


Delve into the ancient art of grape cultivation and winemaking on the captivating island of Sardinia. With a history that reaches back to the Bronze Age, this storied tradition has thrived thanks to Sardinia’s exceptional environmental and climatic conditions. Across the centuries, this vinicultural heritage has been enriched through encounters and exchanges with diverse cultures that have left their mark on the island’s people and culture.
Embark on an 8-day journey to explore the unique terroir of Sardinia, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit renowned wineries such as Argiolas, Santadi, and Sella & Mosca. This wine discovery tour promises a deep dive into the flavors, aromas, and stories that have shaped Sardinia’s remarkable wine culture.


• Visit renowned wineries including Contini, Pische Family, Surrau, Argiolas, Pala, Santadi, and Mesa.
• Savor various Sardinian wines, including Vernaccia, Malvasia, Vermentino, Nepente, Cannonau, and Carignano.
• Explore picturesque villages and towns such as Cabras, Santu Lussurgiu, Bosa, Alghero, Berchidda, Monti, Arzachena, Tempio Pausania, Oliena, Orgosolo, Soleminis, Serdiana, Santadi, and Chia.
• Immerse yourself in the local culture and history, including the Roman-era Vernaccia wine, grappa production in Santu Lussurgiu, and the Catalan influence in Alghero.
• Enjoy scenic drives through the beautiful landscapes of Sardinia, from the coast to the mountains.
• Taste traditional Sardinian cuisine at local restaurants and shepherd lunches.
• Discover the charming town of Cagliari, including its castle and cathedral.
• This wine tour offers a comprehensive experience of Sardinia’s winemaking traditions, culture, and scenic beauty.

Day 1: Vernaccia Wine Exploration
Your adventure begins with the group’s arrival at Cagliari Airport. After meeting your Tour Guide, you’ll set out on a picturesque journey along Sardinia’s main road. Your first destination is Cabras, home to the renowned Contini Winery, famous for its exceptional Vernaccia wine. This particular vintage, known since Roman times, boasts distinctive characteristics. It is a dry, robust wine that ages gracefully for over 40 years in barrels, benefiting from unique thermal fluctuations. Today, you’ll have the pleasure of savoring this exceptional wine during a delightful tasting session at the winery.
Following your exploration of Cabras, you’ll continue your journey to the tranquil village of Abbasanta, nestled in the heart of Sardinia. Here, you’ll check in at a charming country hotel, where you’ll be treated to a welcome dinner before retiring for the night.
Total Distance Traveled: 140 km
Includes: Dinner
Overnight: Abbasanta


Day 2: Spirits, Malvasia, and Sella & Mosca Delights
Your second day kicks off with a visit to the village of Santu Lussurgiu, renowned as the Capital of Abbardente, Sardinia’s distinctive grappa. You’ll explore the Pische Family distillery and have the opportunity to savor the local grappa with an on-site tasting session.
Following your grappa adventure, you’ll journey to Bosa, a charming town on the island’s west coast. Here, you’ll indulge in the flavors of local Malvasia, a semi-sweet dessert wine that was awarded the title of “Best Wine of Italy 2010.” This delightful wine tasting promises a truly exquisite experience.
In the afternoon enjoy some free time for lunch in Bosa before continuing your coastal drive to Alghero, often referred to as the Catalan town of Sardinia. In Alghero, you’ll explore the historic Sella & Mosca winery, the oldest on the island. As a fitting finale to your visit, you’ll savor a final drink.
Once you’ve completed your day of culinary and wine adventures, you’ll return to Abbasanta for dinner and an overnight stay.
Total Distance Traveled: 210 km
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Abbasanta


Day 3: Discovering Gallura – The Land of Vermentino
Bid farewell to your accommodation as you check out and embark on your journey to Gallura, a region renowned for producing the exquisite white Vermentino wine. Your first stop is the Regional Winery of Sardinia in Berchidda. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in wine tasting, savoring the flavors and nuances of this fine wine right at the source.
Following a delightful lunch, your wine adventure continues with a visit to a Vermentino winery in Monti. Immerse yourself in the world of Vermentino and treat your taste buds to a wine tasting experience that’s bound to leave a lasting impression.
As the day unfolds, you’ll arrive in Tempio Pausania, the capital of the Gallura region, nestled amidst beautiful forests. Check in at your hotel and enjoy some free time for dinner.
Total Distance Traveled: 190 km
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Tempio Pausania


Day 4: Exploring the Emerald Coast and the Valley of the Moon
Your day begins with an exciting journey to the renowned Emerald Coast, the epitome of luxury in Sardinia. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Surrau Wineries in Arzachena, where you can partake in a captivating wine tasting session. As you indulge in the fine wines, take in the picturesque surroundings that define the region.
Follow this with a scenic drive along the coastal road that offers breathtaking sea views, leading you to Baja Sardinia.
Enjoy some free time for lunch in Baja Sardinia, savoring both the local cuisine and the enchanting coastal ambiance. Continue your journey on the panoramic coastal road, arriving in Palau. Here, you’ll explore the Moon Valley in Aggius, characterized by its fascinating granite rock formations.
Return to Tempio Pausania, where you’ll have the opportunity to engage in more wine tasting at the Gallura Winery. Following the day’s adventures, you can take some free time for dinner in Tempio Pausania and enjoy a restful overnight stay.
Total Distance Traveled: 160 km
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Tempio Pausania


Day 5: Exploring the Cannonau County
After checking out from your hotel, embark on a journey to the heart of Sardinia, where you’ll discover the Gennargentu Mountains, renowned for their production of the famous Cannonau red wine. The name “Cannonau” itself carries the essence of its strength and impact, often described as “hits you like a cannon.” Your destination is Oliena, where you’ll have the opportunity to savor the exquisite Nepente wine, a special variety of Cannonau.
Continue your adventure as you head to Orgosolo, a proud mountain village, and indulge in a rustic lunch experience with local shepherds. The meal includes succulent roasted suckling pig and delectable local cheese.
Your journey leads you to Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, where you’ll check in at your accommodation. Enjoy some free time to explore the city, choose your dinner spot, and settle in for a restful overnight stay.
Total Distance Traveled: 330 km
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cagliari


Day 6: Discovering the Great Wineries of the Cagliari Region
Embark on a delightful wine tour starting with a visit to the Carlo Pili Winery in Soleminis, where you’ll have the chance to explore the local wine production. Continue your journey to the renowned Argiolas Winery in Serdiana, the most prestigious winery in Southern Sardinia, known for earning several gold medals at Vinitaly and other prestigious competitions.
Following a satisfying lunch, your next destination is the Pala Winery in Serdiana. Conclude your wine-tasting adventure and return to Cagliari. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic castle of the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Enjoy some leisure time to select your dinner venue in Cagliari before heading back to your accommodation for an overnight stay.
Total Distance Traveled: 100 km
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cagliari


Day 7: Embracing the Carignano Wine Experience
Set out on an enchanting journey to the Sulcis Mountains, where you’ll explore the prestigious Santadi Winery. Here, you’ll uncover the magic of Sardinian Carignano, a wine known for its exceptional quality and flavor.
Following a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, your next destination is Sant’Anna Arresi. Venture to the impressive Mesa Winery, a true blend of passion, remarkable architecture, and exceptional wines. Continue your journey along the coastal road to Chia, renowned for its stunning beaches. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the ancient Roman town of Nora. Return to Cagliari, where you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner and spend your last night in Sardinia at your accommodation.
Total Distance Traveled: 170 km
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cagliari


Day 8: Farewell
Savor your last moments in the charming city of Cagliari, with some leisure time to explore its captivating streets and soak in the final impressions of this beautiful island.
As your unforgettable Sardinian journey draws to a close, we’ll ensure you reach Cagliari Airport for your onward journey. This marks the end of our services, but your memories of Sardinia’s wine delights will stay with you forever.
Total Distance Traveled: 30 km
Includes: Breakfast


What is included:
• Private bus at group disposal for the whole tour
• Specialized English-speaking wine expert tour leader at your disposal throughout the entire tour
• Accommodation in 4-star hotels with half-board (HB)
• Wine tastings at all the wineries as outlined in the program
• Lunch at local restaurants on days 3, 6, and 7 (beverages not included)
• Shepherd’s lunch on day 5, including beverages

What is not included:
• Flight tickets to Sardinia.
• Tickets and entrance fees for museums.
• City taxes (to be paid directly at the hotels).
• Drinks during lunches and dinners.
• Porterage and gratuities.
• Medical Insurance
• Any expenses or items not specifically mentioned in the “What’s Included” section of the quote