Submitted by francis on Mon, 13/11/2017 - 15:13

I am planning to visit this Festival in August next year, and make contact with he Lions in Malta.

Peter Marren went last year, and had such a good time, he is going again this year. Susy & I are going to join in. Please contact Peter for more information.

It would be really good fun to have a few members of the Club travel as well.

Here is some information from Peter about this:-

The PROVISIONAL dates for the Delicata Wine festival are the  9th, 10th, 11th and 12thAugust 2018, Valletta will also be Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2018. 

The wine festival takes place in the Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour, every evening from 7pm until midnight.  There are 24 wines to sample as often as one likes from stalls spread along the garden’s periphery.

Upper Barrakka Gardens

The way it works is straightforward. Entrance is free. To try the wines, you just purchase a wristband for the night and a personal souvenir glass for €14. As if it were a wine lover’s magic wand, showing the wristband at a wine stand will prompt dedicated wine stewards to pour a 60 ml taster of the wine on show in the bespoke festival glass. The last glasses and wristbands are sold at 11pm, the last wine poured at 11.30pm and the festival closes at midnight.

Live cooking stalls will be serving a tempting variety of both traditional Maltese and international dishes to tease a wide range of palates. Maltese favourites are prepared by Maypole, Indian dishes by Gate of India and sushi by MedAsia. There are also various cheese and charcuterie platters as well as desserts to try and match to see for yourself how compatible and versatile Delicata wines are with a variety of cuisines.

Lower Barrakka Gardens

Salute! is a fully-seated al fresco wine and fine dining experience laid on at the reserved, lower level of the Saluting Battery on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Salute! offers a delicious menu of plated dishes and matching wines, all served under the starry sky over the Grand Harbour which is steeped in history to which every course and each glass aspire to add a new enjoyable chapter. It is organised by the Delicata winery in close collaboration with Island Caterers. Event tickets are sold at €45 per person.

Let's go and enjoy Malta for a few days.