A centuries-old history
The vision of the founder lives on thanks to the passion of his children and grandchildren
Antonio Argiolas used the term idea to define the dream of a winery that would be able to tell the world about itself, drawing strength from tradition. The legacy of that ambition, guarded by his sons Franco and Giuseppe, is today enhanced by his grandchildren Valentina, Francesca and Antonio who, as parents of a new generation, do not stop betting on the value of the land and its production, investing in training and comparison.
From their grand old man, a monument to an extraordinary entrepreneurial history, they have picked up the stubbornness and sense of challenge to the world, the simple and authentic joy of harvesting and crushing, the passion that springs from the bubbling musts and the effervescent young wines, the personality that defines the tenacious and mature wines, as soft as the limestone in which their roots are sunk, perfumed and savoury like the sea, long-lived like Sardinians.
A solid identity
In harmony with the land and traditions
The winery has at its core a traditional house in Parteolla, the historical-geographical region of Sardinia where Serdiana is located. From the outset, it has bet on innovation, firmly linking its genesis to the island and reflecting its identity. Protecting local vines and investing in sustainability, the company experiments with cutting-edge cultivation techniques, uses the advice of international experts and speaks the language of the future. The Cantina has also become a point of reference for the promotion of the culture of wine, food and hospitality. The encounter with the artistic and intellectual world that owes its creative force to Sardinia is also an engine of constant growth, fertile ground for projects and new ideas, a crossroads of narratives that cross the sea.
Beyond the sea
The story begins at the beginning of the 20th century
When Antonio Argiolas decided to bet on the wines of his land, he owned only a three-hectare farm in Serdiana, a village 20 kilometres from Cagliari. A legacy from his father, it was the place where he planted his first vineyard. His idea grew and matured, along with his love for his wife Bonaria and the family he had made with her. His passion for the land, a legacy of the peasant world in which he had grown up but whose boundaries he felt were narrow (delimited by the hedges of prickly pears that cluttered the view of the horizon), has always guided his choices and vision. He has thus resisted vine eradication campaigns and - while remaining anchored to his island - has often crossed the sea, first to reach the Peninsula, then new continents. Not only with the intention of conquering further markets, but also with the aim of borrowing successful experiences. It was 1979 when Antonio Argiolas, by then an established local entrepreneur, went to Argentina and California. These trips were of great inspiration to him, and represented the beginning of a revolution: they showed him how it was necessary to overcome the parcelling out of the countryside, which was widespread on the island, and to employ technologically advanced machines to work larger tracts of land under a single ownership. So it was that he purchased the lands of Selegas-Sa Tanca and Sisini, the Cantina's largest estates. These are the places of which the wines Argiolas speak, emblems of the strength, courage and far-sightedness of the idea.