Discover why Sardinian wines are acclaimed as you explore Alghero in northwestern Sardinia. Cooled by Mediterranean breezes, with a mild climate and excellent terroir, this wine region flourishes at the southern limit of European viticulture. Begin with a tour of Spanish-influenced Alghero, an old walled town where Catalan has been spoken since the Aragonese invasion in the 14th century! Shop for red coral jewelry of the highest quality, a Sardinian specialty. Drive to the countryside, stopping to tour 3000-year-old nuraghe ruins that predate the Phoenicians. Later linger at noted wineries to taste delicious wines, some produced only in Sardinia, accompanied by a light lunch of local products.