Empson USA Wild Sardinia

Fact Sheet

Location: Zeddiani, Province of Oristano. Sardinia, Italy

Wild Sardinia is located in the Province of Oristano in Sardinia; an area is known for it wild and pristine beaches. When the owner, Flavio Porcu, decided to start his project here, he knew what he wanted to create ? a product that reflects its location and is made from high-quality ingredients and has elegant packaging.

Points of Differentiation

  • Made using locally sourced and wild raw materials
  • An elegant packaging stands out on retail shelves and behind bars
  • The Distillery?s slogan is Armonia della Natura or ?Harmony in Nature.?
  • Silvio Carta s.r.l. is the first company to produce Mirto liqueur using organic farming practices
  • Imported from Sardinia

The History

Flavio Porcu, who was born and raised in Sardinia founded Wild Sardinia. While Flavio had worked in the wine and liquor industry most of his life, it wasn?t until he turned 46 that he decided to set out on his own and start what he dreamed of doing for years.

Flavio knew from the beginning what he wanted. High-quality products, with elegant packaging and natural ingredients, were the key to his distillery?s success. In Flavio?s words, ?My greatest satisfaction is creating emotions through passion. I try to first put myself in the shoes of those who will taste it. I then try to create the product using all my experience and the love I have for my work, in hopes of passing on the values that my family, my land and my work have given me.?

Flavio partnered with Silvio Carta, a distillery on the island whose history went back more than half a century. Today the distillery is run by Elio Carta, son of the founder.

The Location

Flavio was attracted by two key features of the distillery, its proximity to the Vernaccia vineyards, used for making first Wild Sardinia?s iconic Vermouth, and the company?s slogan Armonia della Natura or Harmony in Nature, which fit with Flavio?s plan of using all natural ingredients.

Today, Wild Sardinia has four craft spirits in its portfolio, Gin, Mirto liqueur, Vermouth, and Vodka. Each product is crafted using only the finest ingredients from Sardinia and is the result of tireless care and attention to detail.