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The Company

ABOUT USThe story of a flavour handed down for generations

It’s been almost 70 years since a small group of winegrowers from the town of Berchidda decided to get together to create our Giogantinu cooperative.

We now have over 250 members and we still uphold the dedication, commitment and desire to cultivate our vineyards with care.

We inherited from our fathers that passionate view of Sardinia’s granite lands which still provide the same unmistakable, genuine, fine wine: Vermentino di Gallura DOCG.

01Our philosophy

The first step is caring for the land. We decided to form a consortium so we could enhance a precious asset: the unique nature of our lands for growing vines. We did this with confidence, honesty and humbleness, putting our heart and soul into it, safe in the knowledge that the brilliant ripe grapes will be able to reward us from harvest to harvest and by turning them into fine wines, they will become ambassadors for the delicious, fragrant beauty of our land.

02Innovation

From generation to generation, we have learned the craftsmanship and skills required by an expert winegrower: being able to work with time and nature, understanding the cycles and seasons to act in harmony with them. This ancient knowledge is combined with the latest wine-making technologies, always with full respect for the cycle of the vine and the natural qualities of our wines. We are proud and true to our past, which says who we are, but we are always open to the future, looking ahead so we can always improve with new challenges.

03Green by Nature

We follow the rhythm of the sun. We capture the sun’s energy to turn our grapes into fine wines. We have installed an efficient solar panel system at our winery to help generate clean energy and to preserve the priceless countryside, which is rich in vineyards, olive groves and pastures, where we are privileged to live and work.

EXPLOREOur journey

Over fifty years of viticulture. Giogantinu is a constantly evolving cooperative.

1955
The birth of the Giogantinu cooperativeA brand all about experience, courage and a strong identity. Our story started in the 1950s from the brave idea by several “enlightened” winegrowers with strong farming skills who decided to pool their resources to create a cooperative project for turning their grapes into wine. So by setting this example, more and more people gradually joined them, small and large winegrowers in Berchidda and the surrounding region, who believed in this gamble: to join forces to form a wine-growing cooperative that could enhance production for creating local wines.
1961
The first harvestThe first harvest. The wine cellar opens its doors to the grapes! The challenge begins amidst perplexity and uncertainty and, following the first harvest, only 1000 quintals of grapes were taken to the wine cellar. But our wine slowly begins to be appreciated and so, satisfaction and pride prevail.
1962
The first winesWINES The first wines were simply Rosso (red), Rosato (rosé) and Vermentino associated with the words "di Berchidda". Tipografia Tortu di Tempio designed the first labels, with the 4 moors that identify the region, and the intuition of that wide V to unite "vino (wine) and Vermentino". The women of our families were also involved to label the bottles by hand.
1977
Beyond the pace of the vineyardA time of great excitement. The number of members who place their trust in our cooperative is increasing, and, in order to foster growth, we rely on the advice of Mr. Corvetto, oenologist, and focus on the need to combine the pace of the vineyard with that of the machines, that represent technology that presses on.
1983
The first production line The arrival of the oenologist Enzo Biondo promotes the evolution of our wine cellar. The wines speak through the names in which the traces and harmonious forms of our territory resonate. Our first production line is launched and we also begin to experiment with the sparkling wine production process.
1996
The calling card of our winesSupported by wine professionals with an incredibly valuable in-house team, we moved quickly towards the new millennium. We divided the territory of the vineyards into 3 zones on the basis of the different ripening times of the grapes and, after a few years to assess the situation, our wines were awarded the DOCG label, which guarantees the quality and origin of the wine.
2000
Towards the futureOur cooperation created strength and unity, but they were hard years and many cooperative wine-making companies around us gave up and closed down. Sometimes it is important to stop, look each other in the eye and work out together which direction to take. This is what we believed and we committed to relaunching our winery for the new millennium.
2016
HandoverSigns of continuity. Every management change implies new resources and experiences. Time gives us new partners who, together with their vineyards, bring a new lease of life and renewed vigour to teamwork.
2019
Closer to the environmentWe have never stopped listening to the land, and it is from the return to the natural cultivation of some hectares of vines that Lughente Bio, the first organic Vermentino DOCG produced in Sardinia, was born.
2021
A new vision The need for new dynamics. We start over from a careful and transparent management based on a new dialogue with members and consumers that revolves around a renewed project dedicated to Cantina Giogantinu and its products, which have always been a guarantee of quality.
2020 - 2023
True to the past but open to the future We revamped our winery’s image with a new look for our brand logo and the labels of our historical wines. But we didn’t stop there: we created a new line of the finest wines for the Horeca channel, putting the names into eye-catching woven light patterns that mark our timeline. New knowledge and flavours for a sustainable future.

Harvest

The vineyards of our partners are like a single immense embrace that stretches between the territories of Berchidda and Oschiri. We can count on over 300 hectares of vineyards, a small ecosystem of lined rows that neatly comb plains and hills.

In the Heart of Gallura

Our vineyards grow tenaciously on the soil that is formed by the disintegration of the granite rocks of Gallura. Granite creates the strong soul of our ancient land, a source of mineral nourishment; it is the undisputed accomplice of the birth of the only Vermentino DOCG.

THE MAPGallura

It is one of the historic regions located in the north-eastern part of Sardinia. We look at it as you would a fascinating landscape, a succession of natural sculptures that the wind and the countless waterways have moulded into bizarre shapes.

We tread on a land that counts the years in millions and our steps are accompanied by the scent of the woods, by the salty breezes of the sea, by the colours of the sky carved by the crests of Mount Limbara.

This is the spectacular setting in which we work.

VITICOLTORI ASSOCIATI
250
SUPERFICIE VITATA
320 ettari
PRODUZIONE UVE
60/80 quintali per ettaro
CAPACITÀ DI TRASFORMAZIONE
25.000 quintali all’anno
POTENZIALITÀ D’IMBOTTIGLIAMENTO
4.500 bottiglie all’ora
QUALIFICAZIONE PRODUTTIVA
vini a D.O.C.G. / D.O.C. / I.G.T.
MERCATI DI VENDITA
nazionale ed estero