Cheval Franc Glass

Wine tasting in Malta – Experience Malta in a Glass

Wine Tasting in Malta is Enjoying the island’s Qualities in a Glass

   To Start off with, let’s watch this short clip about Marsovin Wines in Malta before we head to the Wine Tasting held last weekend (26-27 August 2017)

   Antonin Under the Stars, Gozo 25-26 August 2017

Wine Tasting Malta at Marsovin's Wine Estate in Gozo

Picture taken during festival at night fall

What a fantastic weekend that was! The long awaited event has just gone by, Malta’s finest wine festival, Antonin under the Stars held by Marsovin took place on the perched hills and valleys of Gozo. Wine tasters, connoisseurs, tourists and dilettante all gathered around the rows of vineyards for a intro tour. Marsovin celebrated the grape harvest for vintage 2017, whilst also giving patrons the opportunity to taste the wines produced from this Estate including the lastest addition to their premium range, Blanc de Cheval. All this in the idyllic setting of their Gozitan vineyard, just a stone throw away from Ramla Bay.

Wine Tasting Malta - Cheval Franc Wine Glass

Glass of Cheval Franc at it’s birth place

Marsovin is a household name in Maltese wine making made popular by their Antonin Blanc as well as by their acclaimed Cheval Franc available in most well reputed restaurants. Upon receiving the invite below, our plan was scheduled and we were off to Gozo 🙂 A long queue awaited us at the Ferry as is customarily the case with Summer events held in Gozo, we nipped at the Kiosk by the Gozo Ferry for an icecream killing some time while we waiting the next Ferry over.

Wine Tasting in Malta

Antonin under the stars Flyer

One #traveltip: If you’re heading to Gozo in Summer think ahead especially on key calendar dates or any major event that draws crowds to the island. 

The Road to Wine Tasting

From Mgarr, the road to Ramla Bay is a few minutes away, I estimate 15minutes and we were there. On the way down, the view overlooking the valley is stunning, you descend a steep hill to Ramla Bay and pass by the Wine estate on your left. Probably the most Scenic beach in Gozo! Often this beach is represented through side views as seen in the picture below by www.gianlucabarbarnera.com

Wine Tasting Malta - Ramla Bay Marsovin Estate

The cave of Calypso – where Odysseus was detained according to Greek Mythology

A good sized crowd of about 300 people gathered. By now live music was on by The Travellers, the food was sizzling on the barbeque of the mid sized orange van nestled in the corner and wine glasses crossed paths between chatter, gossip and laughter…Multiple nationalities as well as known international journalists could be seen at the event.

Take off to a similar Event, book one of our Offers ahead and benefit from discounted rates.

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Snapshot of Upcoming Offers at Seaside Apartments Malta

The Offer they made was amazing, €20 for a night tasting the finest wines on the island, free flowing! When You book through our Offers Page, You stand a chance of getting complimentary FREE ENTRANCE to events like these happening during Your stay so keep a look out for your travel period.First come First Served basis for 7nights+ stays.

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Numerous wine bars pepper the villages around Malta, traditionally the offer items like cheese, salamis as well as other light dishes to accompany your wine tasting experience. One of our favourites is Cellini in Naxxar to the left of the Church in the village square. Food is excellent, choice of wine is very good and the owners really nice.

Wine Tasting Malta - Cheval Franc Estate St Pauls Bay

One of the most picturesque wine estates of Marsovin overlooking St Pauls Islands

 

Cheval Franc Estate

The extract below is from Marsovin’s website.

The Cheval Franc Estate spans over 41.5 tumoli and is situated on the Wardija hillside, overlooking the islands of St. Paul. This Estate is planted with two grape varieties consisting of Cabernet Franc and Syrah. The particular “terroir” of the Estate favours the growth of structured aromatic wines.

Cheval Franc is Marsovin’s thoroughbred and is made predominantly from Cabernet Franc grapes blended with Syrah grapes, both grown and handpicked from the Cheval Franc Estate. This medium bodied ruby red wine has distinct peppery and herbaceous aromas, which are typical characteristics of the Cabernet Franc grape.

If steaks and barbecues are your fancy, this wine should be on your To-Taste List!

 

The event lasted about 5 hours, it was the ideal ambience for a wine tasting event, the right people as well as almost the perfect climate given this was held in August. Interested in similar events?

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