Picture perfect conditions for Sardegna’s only DOCG varietal, Vermentino di Gallura
I have searched all over Italy looking for uniquely delicious wines, so it’s nice when I find great wine in my own “backyard”. My summer home in Sardegna (Sardinia) is not far from Tenute Olbios, which was established in 2003 by Daniela Pinna and her husband David Mele. The vineyards were planted over 45 years ago by Daniela's grandfather, then entirely converted to the production of the Vermentino di Gallura by Daniela’s father, Luigi. The production was originally limited to farming and the grapes were sold to big wineries, as was the case with the majority of grape producers in Sardegna.
Daniela was awarded the 2017 Cangrande “Angelo Betti Prize,” a very prestigious award in and of itself, but this is also the first time a female Sardegnan winemaker was recognized.
When I met Daniela I immediately realized she is the type of person I enjoy working with. She is tenacious, hard working and always seeking new ideas to ensure her business and products are the finest she can offer.
Using organic sustainable farming practices the winery has found a way to harness their unique location and the power of Vermentino grapes to create wines that have to be tasted, to be fully appreciated.
Growing the only DOCG varietal in Sardegna – Vermentino di Gallura DOCG
Innovating new techniques with hand-crafted care
Herbicides are not used in the fields
The soil is only worked with very gentle plowing
The plants are not irrigated, which forces them to grow and develop longer roots to find water (longer roots absorb more minerals from the soil)
Harvesting and pruning are done by hand
All the winemaking processes are done on the estate and only use grapes from the vineyard
No animal products are used at any stage of the production
Tenute Olbios wines are 100% vegan
All of Tenute Olbios’ wines vegan-certified.