10th, 11th, 12th & 13th August 2017

Organised by Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker, Malta’s greatest wine event of the year is back for its 16th consecutive edition!

As always, it takes place over four nights at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta from the 10th to the 13th August 2017, every evening from 7pm till midnight.

Whilst entrance to the Festival is free, strictly no wine will be served to anyone under 17 and patrons are reminded to enjoy responsibly. Wine glasses are sold until 11pm, wine is poured up to 11.30pm and the festival closes at midnight.

In all there will be 22 wines to sample. Vintages of nine Delicata award-winning brands are served from as many stalls spread along the garden’s periphery.

These include the semi-sparkling Frizzantes made from the very rare native old bush vines Girgentina and Ġellewża, a selection of delectable white, red and rosé DOK Malta Medina and DOK Gozo Victoria Heights boutique wines, noble mono-varietals of the iconic flagship Gran Cavalier selection and Malta’s most internationally awarded Grand Vin de Hauteville range.

Besides the sweeter lifestyle Dolcino and the exclusive Maltese Falcon wines, the popular lush Casella Moscato and other varietals of the Classic Collection, all three of the  Pjazza Reġina wines crafted in tribute to Valletta, Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2018, will also be on show to taste.

Live cooking stalls will be serving a tempting variety of both traditional Maltese and international dishes to tease a wide range of palates.

Mireille Bonello will compere the live entertainment.  Every evening there is a double-bill starting with an opening-night concert on Thursday by WaterWings and Red Electrick, followed on Friday by The Busker and the Spiteri Lucas Band. Planet Seed and The Crowns play on Saturday, whilst on Sunday, Cash & Band and The Travellers will bring the greatest wine event of the year to a close.

Delicata Privilege Card holders (subscribing until the 08/08/17) may use the fast track facility provided they have pre-booked online through the winery’s website (bookings will open closer to the event).

See you there!