Malta has beed producing wine for over 2000 years. There are two main grape varieties which are indigenous to our country, namely Ġellewza and Girgentina grapes, although international grape varieties have been planted in the past fifty years.
On the Island there are two main wine makers who are Marsovin and Emmanuel Delicata, both producing a wide variety of wines in different styles. There are also some small wineries which produce wine on a smaller scale, such as Meridiana, Camilleri Winery, Markus Divinus, Ta’ Betta and Ta’ Mena which is situated on our sister island Gozo.
At The Vineyard we are very proud of our local wines, and boast a vast selection from different wineries across the Islands.
One of the biggest industries for Italy is wine, and they are known for the passion and skill they put into their wine making. Italy is divided into twenty different regions and each region has it own climate, grape varieties and style of wine making. Some regions such as Tuscany, Veneto and Piemonte are more popular but one can find some interesting wines and wineries all over Italy.
At The Vineyard we stock a huge variety of wines from all over Italy, from your Chianti or Barolo or Amarone to lesser known wines from small wineries across Italy.
France is one of the largest wine producers in the world. Most of its wines are renowned all around the world and sought after. Wine making in France dates back to the 6th century BC when France was under the Roman empire.
In France there are mainly seven wine regions; Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Loire, Provence and Rhone Valley. Each region is known for its particular style of wine depending on the ‘terroir’, microclimate and grape varieties.
At The Vineyard we have a large selection of wine from all over France, from the refreshing Riesling of Alsace to the full bodied and complex Bordeaux reds.
Spain is one of the main producers of wine in the World, and has hundreds of native grape varieties. Spain’s grape cultivation dates back to 3000BC, but the wine growing culture can be traced to the Phoenicians around 1100 BC. Spain is also famous for its Sherry and Cava production.
At The Vineyard we have a good selection of Spanish wines, from a bubbly refreshing Cava to an elegant and flavourful Tempranillo from Rioja.
New World wines are those wines produced outside the traditional wine growing areas of Europe and the Middle East, mainly in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay and the United States.
These countries have a new approach to wine making and also different climate and styles from the old world wines, thus making their wines different and often offering better value for money.
At The Vineyard one will find a large selection of New World wines, from the crispy and refreshing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, to the complexity and depth of a nice Malbec from Argentina.