The result of a millenary culture that has remained almost unchanged, based on the concept of non-property and natural family inheritance. The only project in Italy to be totally based on vineyards ranging from a minimum of 35 up to 120 years of age. Bentu Luna places man and his ability to interpret nature according to creativity and science at the centre. A humanistic approach that cannot be separated from a profound respect for nature, the inhabitants and the history of the place.


The project of the Bentu Luna company develops in the geographical center of Sardinia, between Mandrolisai and Barigadu, in the province of Oristano and Nuoro. The winery was built in Neoneli, in the province of Oristano.

The Mandrolisai polycultural landscape is one of fourteen in Italy registered in the National Register of Rural Landscapes of Historical Interest, the only one in the region, by virtue of the fact that the land use has remained unchanged over the last 200 years. The intrinsic value of this ancestral and pulsating heart of Sardinia is the terroir, understood as the intersection between microclimate, soil quality and man’s work.

The vineyards are located on a plateau ranging from 350 to 700 m above sea level, whose soil has an ancient and varied composition, between granite and sand. On the South-East side the vineyards are protected by the mountains while on the West they are exposed to the beneficial influences of the sea. This guarantees the constant presence of mild winds, with average temperatures between 9° and 10° in winter without exceeding 30° in summer.


Our winery

The production site was designed and built with a view to practicality and sobriety. The structure is simple but designed so that, from wherever you are, sight and smell are not hindered in monitoring the processing stages. The building respectfully fits into the natural and urban context, with sustainable solutions and minimal environmental and social impact.

The architects have developed a design that recalls the cellar buildings of past centuries in the Mediterranean area, to create a coherent common thread, in terms of ideals and aesthetics, with the identity of Bentu Luna. The unification of the buildings gives rise to courtyards where to carry out outdoor activities, precious in a mild climate like this. The trachyte stones typical of the place characterize the main bodies assigned to productive work, while the building intended for offices and reception is lighter, built in wood and glass. The stone fences blend into the surrounding landscape, leaving the views open and permeable to the neighboring pastures.

In a sign of total respect for the environment, in terms of energy saving, the architects studied the orientation of the sun and placed the windows on only some sides. Furthermore, the cultivation of weeds on the roof and the use of cork for insulating purposes have been envisaged. As regards the management of water resources, waste water is purified and used in agriculture.