The Selection

May 20-22, 2023 - Oliena, Sardinia

The Cannonau Likeness International event is born from an idea by Vinoway Italia, with the active collaboration of the Municipality of Oliena, with the support of Assoenologi Sardegna, and with the patronage of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, with the aim of promoting the main Sardinian grape variety, Cannonau.

The event will have national and international significance, involving a comparison of similar grape varieties produced in Italy, such as Gamay del Trasimeno, Alicante, Tai Rosso, Granaccia, and Grenache Marchigiano.

There will also be an opportunity to compare Italian productions with French Grenache and Spanish Grenache.

Fascinated by the close bond of belonging with Cannonau, it was chosen to hold the event in the Municipality of Oliena, as this grape variety has been cultivated in their lands since the Nuragic age, from which the Nepente wine is obtained, a flagship of Oliena, also praised by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio after his trip to Sardinia. Over these three days, Oliena will become the hub of food and wine tourism in the Sardinia region.

The event will last for 3 days, from May 20 to 22, 2023, with the opening evening in Piazza Berlinguer in Oliena, while the following two days will take place at the splendid location of the “Su Gologone” Hotel.

The first edition of Cannonau Likeness International

During the first edition of Cannonau Likeness International, the organization will invite local and national journalists, national and international wine personalities, university professors, producers, distributors, wine merchants, and restaurateurs, all subjects who, through their activities, will give prestige to the event, creating an educational meeting that will cover in-depth topics on communication, wine tourism, and neuromarketing.

There will be Tasting Committees formed by the best personalities in the wine world, distributors, local and national journalists, wine merchants, and restaurateurs, which is the right mix to evaluate the best quality wines that will participate in the event.

To ensure total transparency, tastings will be conducted blindfolded by three committees composed of a maximum of five judges. A certificate of merit will be issued to the participating wineries, and the personalities who have promoted Sardinian wine culture will also be awarded.

The event will be open to the public with “Tasting Stands”, “Masterclasses”, and “Conferences dedicated to the world of wine”. The event will be covered in newspapers and regional and national television stations, giving considerable prominence to the participating wineries.