Sardinia, Italy Sardinia is an beautiful Italian Island located in the Mediterranean Sea. The majority of vineyards on Sardinia lie on the western side of the Island, however wines can be found all over due the mixed soil types throughout. The white grape variety, Vermentino, takes a home in Sardinia as this grape benefits from the sun reflections from the sea. You’ll also find these hidden gem white grapes: Torbato, a speciality wine in the sub-region of Alghero; Nuragus, cherished by those who love light whites with citrus and green apple fruit; Semidano, an elegant white with floral hints; and Moscato. For red grape varieties, keep your eye on these: Cagnulari (AKA Graciano), Malvasia, Vernaccia, Carignano (AKA Carignan), and Cannonau (AKA French Grenache or Spanish Garnacha).