The Vineyard Experience
Discover Malta's Indigenous Wines
Meet the Winemakers:
Carmel & Paul Cortis
Nestled at the scenic foot of Mdina’s bastions, you’ll find the vineyards belonging to the Cortis brothers, who have been growing many varieties of grape for thirty years. What started as a hopeful experiment by two young optimistic and ambitious men has now grown into a fruitful activity.
Despite the hard work and long hours spent in the fields, Carmel and Paul still have a passion for what they do and claim that vines are part of them... they just love the process that brings grapes from the field to the bottle. The wine from this vineyard however is extra special, The Cortis brothers are among the increasingly rare number of vineyards that still produce wine with Malta's indigenous grapes, the Girgentina, and the Ġellewża making this the definition of local wine!
What To Expect
See the majestic Mdina overlooking the vineyard
Hear about the challenges of cultivating indigenous Maltese grapes for wine production
Meet the farmers conserving the Ġellewża and Girgentina grape variety
Learn about the small scale winery production and how it differs from larger scale international production
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Available
Approximatly 1h Duaration
Flexible Start Time