Vineyards

TA' BETTA

Taż-Żiri off Triq Blat il-Qamar, Girgenti, Siġġiewi, Malta

Ta' Betta

Ta’ Betta Wine Estates comprise a state-of-the-art boutique winery on 4 hectares of terraced land situated circa 200 metres above sea-level in Girgenti, limits of Siġġiewi. There are circa 15,000 vines planted on site and around 200 olive trees, apart from fig trees, carob trees and miscellaneous indigenous Maltese flora.

Ta’ Betta produces three flagship wines which embody the estate’s philosophy of authenticity and reflect the terroir. Named after Grand Masters of the Order of St. John, the wines are made in the style of the Tachis school of wine-making under the direction of Vincenzo Melia, the estate's enologist. Jean Parisot is an oak-fermented Chardonnay named after Fra’ Jean Parisot de Valette who stood victorious after the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Antonio Manoel de Vilena, a benevolent and sophisticated nobleman mostly remembered for the construction of the baroque Manoel Theatre, lends his name Antonio Manoel to the estates’ opulent blend of Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon. Philippe Villiers, a robust blend of Syrah with Cabernet Franc is named after the Grand Master warrior-knight Phillippe Villiers de l'Isle-Adam who brought the Order over to Malta in 1530.

Guests will be able to see the colourful array of egg-shaped concrete fermentation tanks imported purposefully from Sonoma in California. Beautiful in their own right, the tanks have proven to be extremely practical and in line with the estate’s preferred medium for the fermentation of its reds. The three barrel-vaults built in limestone, typical of the architecture found in the guts of the bastions built by the Knights of Malta, house barrique stacks where our reds are matured, and our white fermented.

Contact Information

  • Contact: Josef Bonello
  • Phone: +356 79774477

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