The Wine Roads in Sardinia is one of the numerous themed wine tourism itineraries available in Cala Gonone: the Hotel Nuraghe Arvu Resort offers a tour with wine tasting in the vineyards at the Atha Ruja winery. This winery specializes in the production of the Cannonau and Carignano Doc Sardinian red wines.
Whether you are a true connoisseur of wine or are simply curious, you will appreciate the very interesting opportunity to stroll through the vineyards in the company of our guide, learn about the principles of Organic Viticulture, and enjoy a guided tasting of the typical Sardinian wines produced by the Atha Ruja Winery.
Our tasting tours are designed for those who want to know the secrets of the production of quality wines, from the cultivation of the vines to the bottling, through a journey that involves all the senses. All tours are available for individuals, couples, families and small groups of up to 12 people.
The Atha Ruja Poderi was founded in the early 90s by the passionate heirs of two generations of winemakers. Amid the scents, tradition, and love for viticulture, the two founders participated in the grape harvest as children, picking grapes and placing them in small wattle baskets during the coolest hours of the morning. Deposited on juniper wood vats and placed in carts pulled by oxen yokes, the baskets were finally taken to the cellar for vinification.
The winery operates sustainable viticulture, founded on respect for the balance of the Ecosystem and based on high quality cultivation principles such as manual peeling and short pruning (low number of buds, which limits the production of grapes per plant) which enhance the quality and varietal characteristics of the grapes. All the work in the vineyard is carried out manually. The harvest is done exclusively by hand on small 15 kg crates, in the coolest hours of late September.