The town of Serdiana lies in the hinterland of Cagliari. It is an area of softly rounded hills, forming a natural amphitheatre round the city and its Gulf. These lands have been cultivated for thousands of years, and since ancient times their olive groves, fields and vineyards have supplied their produce to the city. Dotted through the countryside are many small medieval Romanesque churches: each was the centre around which grew up the local farming communities. This is an area ideally suited for grape-growing: softly undulating, rich in sun and wind, with the sea nearby to mitigate both cold and heat. Here the great varieties of Sardinian wine grapes are grown – many are famous, such as Cannonau, Vermentino, and Carignano. Others are less well known - Monica, Bovale, Nasco, Girò, Nuragus.