Are you a wine aficionado? Do you simply love a great bottle of wine? If the answer to either question is yes, you will love this experience on the beautiful island of Sardinia.
You will take the free transport from your Cagliari cruise pier to the passenger terminal just one minute away where your guide will be waiting for you. You will meet your guide outside the passenger terminal and board your transportation to the heart of the island and the village of Serdiana located approximately 11 miles (18 km) to the north of Cagliari for a quick yet scenic drive.
Located in the rolling hills, the small town of Serdiana only has a population of approximately 2,000. For thousands of years, the land and climate make the wines and olive oil of this region unique. Not to mention the grapes in this area have been grown since Nuraghic times and some native grapes of the area are famous, like the Cannonau, Vermentino, and Carignano. The exact vineyard you will visit depends on the day of the week and the crowds but all are top quality such as Cantine Argiolas, Pauli, Cantine Pala, and Audarya.
When you arrive at the winery, you will be treated to a tasting accompanied by cheese and cured meats to complement the samples. Whether you like red wine, white wine, or both, you will be able to have a sample of two different types of each. The winery staff will explain the process and wine itself. You will also have the opportunity to buy some of the best wines in the winery store at a discount - be sure to check with your cruise line for their regulations on bringing wine back on board. All in all, you will spend approximately 2 hours at the winery, during which time your guide will be happy to assist you with his or her expertise. Many of the wineries have small museums/displays showcasing some of the century-old world ways located now in modern facilities.
At the end of your experience, you will be returned to your Cagliari passenger terminal.
Enjoy this private excursion to one of the wine regions of Sardinia. You will have the opportunity to visit one of the most famous wineries in Serdiana and taste 2 white wines and 2 red wines.