GALLURA, area in northernmost Sardinia (‘Sardegna’), ‘more renowned for its seaside resorts…[and] fresh rock lobster (‘aragosta’) than vineyards,’ (Burton Anderson, 1990, p291). However, Gallura is home to two white wines, the Vermentino di Gallura DOCG and the Moscato di Sorso-Sennori DOC. The area is a ‘wooded promontory whose rocky coasts and isles harbour the ultra-chic playground of the Costa Smerelda in the resorts of Arzachena, Porto Cervo, Baia Sardinia, and Cala di Volpe (Burton Anderson, 1990, p295). Gallura also includes the ports of Santa Teresa Gallura and Palau and the Maddalena archipelago where, on the isle of Caprera is the house and tomb of Giuseppe Garibaldi (Burton Anderson, 1990, p295). The woods of Gallura are also Italy’s prime source of cork (Burton Anderson, 1990, p291).


No certification | Cantina di Gallura. | Tenuta Masone Mannu. | Siddura


Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy (Mitchell Beazley, London, 1990).

David Gleave, The Wines of Italy (Salamander Books, London, 1989).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, Life Beyond Lambrusco (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985)

Nicolas Belfrage MW, From Barolo to Valpolicella—The Wines of Northern Italy (Faber & Faber, 1999).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, From Brunello to Zibibbo–The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy (2nd edition, London, 2003).

Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (Oxford University Press, 2015).