Wine Tour of the Island of Sardegna -
with Grape Tours in May 2023
- 7 nights (6 full days)
Join Italian Wine Scholar, Rebecca Christophersen Gouttenoire, on a trip through the entire island of Sardegna, from south to north over 6 full days of wine touring.
We will visit wine or two wineries a day, learn all about the native grapes, stay in charming Inns in various locations, eat our way through the island - a full experience of this beautiful Mediterranean island and its bright colourful people.
Day 1 – Monday, May 15 - 2023
Cagliari to Giudeo beach
We start our wine tour from Cagliari in the morning, so you may want to arrive a few days before if you want to get acquainted with the town.
We head to Cantina Audayra for our first winery visit with a nice long visit and lunch.
We head to Sardinia's southern tip and the region of Sulcis famous for the Carignano grape. We'll stay by the seaside in a lovely 4-star hotel overlooking the famous beaches. A chance for a nice hike or a quick swim before dining on local specialities and wines.
Day 2 – Tuesday, May 16 - 2023
Sulcis to Oristano
We set out on a nice ride and stop at the region's best-known winery, Santadi to taste the top Carignano. In the afternoon we head north and stop in an ultra-modern winery, Cantina Su'entu.
We head for Oristano where we will stay in a historical residence right in the center of town.
Free evening/dinner on your own at one of the many little eateries.
Day 3 – Wednesday, May 17 - 2023
Obscure wine styles and grapes
First, we stop at Oro di Cabras to learn about a local delicacy, the bottarga (roe). We then visit the Cantina Cortini winery that produces a peculiar sherry-like wine, Vernaccia di Oristano.
We will feast on local produce at a farm, Il Giglio, where all the products are homegrown or sourced locally. Take a nap towards our next destination in the center of the island.
In the afternoon we visit Fradiles, a winery that grows little-known native varieties.
That evening we’ll check into our local Inn, Funtanedda, in the mountains and as you may very well be still full from lunch, the evening is free/on your own (a few eateries nearby).
Day 4 – Thursday, May 18 - 2023
Cheese, wine & art in central Sardinia
After breakfast, we dive into Sardinia’s amazing Pecorino cheeses at extraordinary cheese maker Erkìles. Further ahead on the mountain roads we’ll stop at one of Sardinia’s best small winemakers, Giuseppe Sedilesu, and we immerse ourselves in the local Canonau grape. After a lovely tasting served with local products, we’ll check-in at our little B&B (Sa Rosada). There will be an afternoon excursion to a little village well known for its wall paintings where we’ll take a walk around town and admire the art.
Dinner will be at the lovely Slow Food restaurant in our B&B.
Day 5 – Friday, May 19 - 2023
White Vermentino in the North
We head to the north of Sardegna and on the way we grab a farm lunch. As we’ve reached the island’s only DOCG area, we’ll be ready for some fresh Vermentino wines and we’ll visit the great Capichera winery. In the afternoon we’ll check into our countryside resort where we will be able to relax and have a free evening. The resort has a lovely restaurant where you can dine under the stars (weather permitting).
Day 6 – Saturday, May 20 - 2023
Winery lunch & Alghero
We visit the Tenute Dettori winery and enjoy a tasting at their Restaurant Agricolo Kent’Annos, overlooking the sea and Corsica to the north.
We then go to enjoy our last night in Alghero at Villa Las Tronas. We will enjoy a walk around this characteristic town, with a goodbye drink - aperitivo.
Evening on your own.
Day 7 – Sunday, May 21 - 2023
Drop-off at the airport in Sassari
You can extend your stay if you wish. Drop-off provided for at the airport of Sassari after breakfast.
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES:
Accommodation in charming places (from lux to comfort depending on what the region has to offer - always with own bathroom), breakfast included.
Winery visits & tastings, group activities, guided visits and tickets
All meals mentioned in great local restaurants or farms (wine included).
Grape Tours personally (Rebecca - Italian Wine Scholar) accompanies the group throughout the week and we will have local guides meet us where necessary.
Cost per person (based on double room occupancy): 4400 euro
(single occupancy 4900 euro/p.p.)
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Airfare & travel to and from starting/departure point, meals not specified in the itinerary.
Arrival in Cagliari (flights from many Italian towns on the mainland), out from Sassari (also many flights out to the mainland).
Monday the 17th of May at 9.30 am (location to be determined in Cagliari).
Tour ends on the morning of Sunday the 23rd of May 2021, drop-off in Sassari airport.
Please notice that this tour could also be organised for a group of 4-18 for a different week - but please enquire in good time & contacts us for a quote.