VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO is a white wine grape native to the Italian island of Sardinia (‘Sardegna’), ‘almost exclusively on the western side of Sardinia, making a wide range of white wines with varying sweetness level levels and sometimes fortified and oxidatively [eg. Vernaccia di Oristano DOC],’ (Oxford Companion 2015, p779-780). ‘Vernaccia di Oristano can go oxidative,’ Ian D’Agata told me in NY on Monday 26th June 2017.

VINEYARD AREA2010 272 ha (672 acres) (Oxford Companion 2015, p779-780).


Ian D’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014 p46, 151–53, 485.

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