The “Cantina Sardus Pater”, is situated on the Isle of Sant’Antioco, on the south-western part of Sardinia. Founded in 1949 as a co-operative society, it began business in 1955. Over the years production has been honed down and is concentrated mainly on making the most of Carignano grapes. The grapes brought in by the 280 associates come from a total planted area of 300 hectares. Most of the vines are of the Carignano variety, and the oldest of these are to be found on the Isle of Sant’Antioco where there are vines that have been planted for at least 80 years on sandy ground. They produce a low yield per hectare of very high quality grapes. These are the grapes that the Cantina uses to produce its most precious red wines. Since the harvest of 1994 the Cantina has also been producing Vermentino. There is also a small but well cared for production of muscatel grapes from own rooted vines, and Monica vines. Each and every bottle produced is the result of a knowledgeable choice of grapes and care over the crushing process, guaranteeing the consumer a high quality wine. Since 2005 the enologist Riccardo Cotarella has been in charge of the enological side of the Cantina.