If you enjoy wine and are planning to visit the northwestern part of Sardinia, I recommend to stop by Cantine Surrau, located in the Arzachena Municipality.
Apart from the beaches, the culture and the beautiful landscapes, Sardinia is also a great place for food and wine lovers. In fact, there are lots of wineries that you can visit, and that will give the opportunity to visit and get to know more about the production methods. Of course you can also enjoy some wine tasting and even try some local specialities as you taste the wine, so it’s a real win!
During a recent trip to the beautiful Costa Smeralda, I decided to stop in Arzachena and visit the Vigne Surrau, which quickly became one of my favorites on the island.
Curious to find out more? Just keep on reading this post!
The History Of Vigne Surrau Winery
Even if Vigne Surrau only officially opened in 2000, the experience of its founders made it one of the best wineries in the gorgeous Gallura region. Located at a few kilometers from the sea, on a rocky ground covered by the typical Mediterranean vegetation, Surrau Winery takes advantage of this particular area in order to create various types of wine.
The Gallura climate, characterized by sunny days and constant wind, helps to grow healthy grapes: this is in fact one of the best areas in Sardinia for wine makers. For the production of its grapes and wines, Surrau combines traditional techniques with modern technology, with a meticulous quality control. They use steel tanks to divide the types of grapes, small concrete tanks for the making of Vermentino and the classic wooden barrels for the red wine.
The Best Wines At Vigne Surrau
Surrau has a good selection of wines, ranging from white to red wines. Below are my personal favorites.
Make sure to also read my post An Easy Guide To Sardinian Wines.
Probably the most famous wine of Vigne Surrau, made with fine grapes that has the typical fresh taste of the Vermentino di Gallura.
A bit stronger than Branu, Sciala is a superior Vermentino di Gallura with a more intense flavor. You can serve it with fish based dishes, cheese, meat and pasta.
A strong red wine, made with Sardinian grapes. It has a balanced flavor, perfect for meat dishes, cheese and pasta. It’s probably my favorite of the wines on offer!
Barriu is a red wine, a blend of Cannonau, Carignano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Muristellu grapes, kept in wooden barrels for months. The intense color of this wine reflects its flavor: an elegant mix of red fruits with the typical Mediterranean taste. Like the Surrau wine, Barriu is great with meat dishes and cheese.
Made with Cannonau grapes, the Sincaru is a red wine with an intense flavour, a great choice if you prefer a stronger type of wine for your meat dishes.
Along with these great wines, the winery also produces a very good Brut sparkling wine, named Millesimato. If you like Passito wines, be sure to try Sole Ruju and Sole di Surrau.
Wine tasting and other experiences
Vigne Surrau offer a selection of wine tasting experience, with or without a guided tour of the winery. The wine tasting takes place in the gorgeous terrace overlooking the vineyards. You can opt to taste either three or five wines, with actually very generous servings. Tastings are accompanied by a selection of local products which include olives, carasau bread, local salami and cheese and a few sweets too.
To book your wine tasting experience, simply call the winery at +39078982933 or send an email at [email protected]
They also hosts art exhibitions, with pieces of modern art made by local and international artists. In fact, the exhibition room is a work of art in and of itself and the architecture of the winery is simply impressive!
For more wine tasting experiences in the Gallura region, click here.
The winery is open to visitors from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and even 11:00 pm depending on the season.
How to get Vigne Surrau
The best way to get to Vigne Surrau is by car. From Arzachena, take the SS125 and go straight until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout take the SP59 and you’ll find the winery after a few meters.
For more wine tasting experiences in Sardinia, make sure to read my posts:
- A Guide To Visiting Cantine Argiolas, Serdiana
- A Guide To Sella & Mosca Winery, Alghero
- The Best Wineries In Sardinia