Grab your glasses, the Marsovin Wine Festival returns!

Marsovin will hold its much-loved Annual Wine Festival at Hastings Gardens, Valletta, from 20-22 July      

Marsovin Summer Wine Festival is back
Marsovin Summer Wine Festival is back

There are some events in the local calendar that simply exude a sense of summer – and the highly-anticipated Marsovin Wine Festival is one of them. The location alone is something to be savoured – with majestic views from the Valletta bastions, overlooking the Yacht Marina and Sliema harbour.

As always, the Festival will feature some of the very best things in life – including daily performances from some of Malta’s top entertainers and, of course, a vast selection of over 30 certified DOK- and IĠT-quality wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo.

The wine will be served from a variety of different bars carefully spread across Hastings Gardens, and will use the tried-and-tested token system that encourages patrons to taste and enjoy the selection of quality wines made available, without over consuming. Due to the popularity of the event, an entrance fee for all those attending will be introduced, which will enable Marsovin to better control the amount of people present and which will positively enhance the overall event experience.

This year, Marsovin has created a dedicated ‘Wine Educational Area’ that will offer fun and interactive ways for guests to learn more about wine. Perfect for viticulture novices and enthusiasts, it will feature a blind tasting of a selection of wines, followed by a detailed explanation of each one, and the opportunity to win a prize.

Meanwhile, Marsovin has also engaged various restaurants and caterers. They will showcase their cuisine – in a small-but tempting selection of dishes – at very reasonable prices. Renowned Asian fusion restaurant, TemptAsian, will man a sushi bar; Bottegin Palazzo Xara will set up some delicious fresh pasta dishes; Eat Me I’m Famous will offer freshly-made pizza; The Palace Hotel will be present with premium cold cuts and cheeses; Fat Louie’s will serve some of their signature dishes; and, last but not least, The Pulled Meat Company will prepare an array of mouth-watering Maltese dishes.    

Finally, the artists in this year’s line-up include some of Malta and Gozo’s leading bands, Red Electrick and The Travellers, as well as Vinyl Paradise, a cutting edge blues band; Swing Nuages, a fun-loving gypsy swing and manouche jazz band; Relikc, which specialises in creating the perfect blend of funk, soul and rock, and Analise Cassar & Band who will be singing along to some popular tunes.

How does it work?

A fee of €20 per person will be paid on entrance. This includes wine tokens and a Premium Festival Wine Glass, which can be used on the night and then taken home. Wine tokens can be exchanged at all wine bars in the form of a taster, by the glass or by the bottle. Entry tickets can also be purchased in advance from The Master Cellar in Naxxar and Marsovin Cellars in Paola.

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