Wines & Vineyards

No Mediterranean meal is complete without a robust red or chilled, crisp white wine as accompaniment. And there is nothing better to accompany local Maltese dishes than a wine produced on the Islands.

Malta's Wines & VineyardsMalta may not be renowned like its larger Mediterranean neighbours for wine production, but Maltese vintages are more than holding their own at international competition, winning several accolades in France, Italy and further afield.

International grape varieties grown here include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Carignan, Chenin Blanc and Moscato. Then there are the indigenous varieties, Gellewza and Ghirghentina, which are producing some excellent wines of distinct body and flavour.

Grapes grown in Malta’s hot and humid climate ripen much quicker than their counterparts further north. Wineries are careful to grow varieties suited to the distinct limestone terroir. Soil samples are sent to leading European experts to assess which varieties will thrive here.

The efforts of the past couple of decades are reaping rewards for the local wine industry. Several local wines are found on UK supermarket shelves and deservedly so. Northern European markets are just beginning to discover the secret of Maltese wines.

If wine is your hobby, passion or favourite accompaniment to a sociable meal, the Maltese Islands have plenty to offer.


Tours and Tasting

The main wineries organise guided tours and tastings. Depending on the season, tours cover the entire production from the initial fermentation through to the ageing process. They also include wine history museums and opportunities to taste and buy a variety of vintages. Wine-tasting and vineyard tours are also organised by specialised local agents such as Merill Eco Tours.


Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker

Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker

Paola, PLA 2143, Malta Visitors are welcome at the Delicata cellars where tutored tastings of their Maltese wines are carried out between November and May.
Tel:+356 21825199, +356 79825199
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Marnisi Estate

Marnisi Estate

Marsaxlokk, Malta Planted in 1994 in Marsaxlokk, the Marnisi Estate was the first in the series of Marsovin-owned Estates specifically intended for the production of premium quality wines.
Tel:+356 21824918
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Marsovin Cellars

Marsovin Cellars

Wills Street, Paola, PLA 2234, Malta A visit to Marsovin Cellars is an ideal opportunity to discover the true Culture of Maltese Wine.
Tel:+356 23662445, +356 79231919
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Marsovin Ramla Valley Estate

Marsovin Ramla Valley Estate

Ramla Valley, Triq Ta' Ghajin Hosna Xagħra, Gozo Marsovin Ramla Valley Estate
Tel:(356) 2182 4918
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Meridiana Wine Estate

Meridiana Wine Estate

Ta' Qali, limits of Ħ'Attard, ATD 4000, Malta The Meridiana Vineyard is located in central Malta and covers an area of 47 acres. Meridiana's Wine Cellars are constructed in local architectural traditions, located four metres below ground level.
Tel:+356 21413550
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Ta' Mena Estate

Ta' Mena Estate

Rabat Road, Xagħra, XRA 9010, Gozo The estate is situated in the picturesque Marsalforn Valley between Victoria and Marsalforn Bay. It includes a fruit garden, an olive grove with about 1500 olive trees, an orange grove, and over ten hectares of vineyards.
Tel:+356 21564939, +356 99493842
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Tal-Massar Winery

Tal-Massar Winery

23 Marsalforn Street, Xagħra, Gozo Get an authentic experience of Gozo's life. Tal-Massar family run boutique winery conducts vineyard tours and wine-tasting sessions.
Tel:+356 99288730, +356 99863529
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