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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.


Markus Divinus

Markus Divinus

Sqaq Ta' Żaġħfrana, Ħad-Dingli, Malta

Markus Divinus focuses on creating wines that reflect the true characteristics of the grape varietal and the agricultural heritage of the Maltese Islands.

Tel: +356 9944 8097
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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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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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San Niklaw

San Niklaw

17 San Niklaw Triq Xrob Il-Ghagin Żejtun, Malta

The philosophy at San Niklaw Estate is to produce hand crafted estate grown wines of premium quality while reflecting the local terroir.

Tel: +356 7964 5529
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