The history of Antigori Winery in Baccalamanza (Capoterra) has its roots back in 1932, with the birth of the largest farm in Sardinia, the "Cardile" company, more than 8,000 hectares that stretched from the Conti Vecchi salt pans to the village of Villasor.
Engineer Cardile was an enlightened entrepreneur, visionary and ahead in methods; in fact, under his leadership through a modern system of agriculture almond trees, vines and orchards were planted, encouraging processing and sales in local markets.
The entrepreneur had an advanced social vision by building a church, a school, and housing for the workers and the doctor. Depending on the period Cardile employed nearly 1,000 people.
He called the farm Baccalamanza, then Sulloi from the geographical location, finally becoming "Su Spantu" which in Sardinian has the meaning of awe.
In the 1950s, new opportunities in the industrial world led to labor leaving the countryside to go to work in large factories, creating a severe cash shortage. At that point it became necessary to sell the company.
It subsequently passed from hand to hand. It was transferred to 2-3 different owners, including Bastoggi, starting the allotment.
In 2008 it was purchased by entrepreneur Romano Fanti, who brought with him the influential Giacomo Tachis, one of the fathers of Italian winemaking.
The famous winemaker was in charge of the first vineyard planting, knowing how to enhance the specificity of Sardinian viticulture (of which he was well versed, also working for the Argiolas and Santadi wineries) and being able to express products that could communicate the territory and its people.
Recently the farm was acquired by the current ownership under the name Azienda Agricola Baccalamanza, which on the trail of Eng. Cardile is beginning the renaissance of these lands with great attention to the environment, the social, and the inclusive vision, with the idea of returning a new jewel company to Sardinia.
2015, the birth of Antigori Winery
Antigori, Sardinian for "place of ancient things," is the name of one of the most important nuraghi in Sardinia, whose construction dates back to the second millennium B.C. and is only a few hundred meters from Baccalamanza in Capoterra, the company's headquarters.
The farm produces wine and oil using organic and sustainable farming practices by not using pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
The Antigori estate covers more than 190 hectares, 13.5 of which are planted with vines, among the slopes that lead from the mountains down to the sea in the area that was formerly called Su Spantu, Sardinian for "awe," because of its beauty.
Antigori aims to become a place of Wine Entertainment where winemaking, nature, tourism, tasting, sustainability, wellness, hospitality, culture, art, history, fun and relaxation come together under one brand.
Currently, Antigori Winery in Baccalamanza produces DOC and IGTbiological wines from Carignano, Bovale, Cannonau and Vermentino grapes.