Where?

Hastings Garden, Valletta

When?

Friday 15th • Saturday 16th • Sunday 17th July 2016

Time

From 8 PM till 1 AM



The Marsovin Summer Wine Festival is nowadays a sought after annual event in Malta’s summer calendar amongst both locals and also foreigners visiting our Island. The Festival is held in the magical surroundings of Hastings Gardens, Valletta, a location which alone lends itself perfectly to a walk through garden wine festival whilst enjoying the majestic views from the bastions overlooking the Yacht Marina and Sliema harbour.

The event has a highly cultural, entertaining concept offering a myriad of leading musicians each playing a different genre of music being stationed in different areas of the venue. Nevertheless the real stars of the night are the wines, offering over 30 different D.O.K and I.G.T wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo. With such a large selection of wines being showcased each of a different style and character, we are sure to hit all different palates, from the casual to the most sophisticated wine drinker.

The food element cannot be left unmentioned as good wine and good food go hand in hand, for this reason we engage a variety of quality caterers each offering different kinds of Mediterranean dishes to complement best our wines.



How does it work?

It’s easy, on entrance you pay a token fee of €15 and we will give you back €15 worth of wine tokens and a free Premium festival wine glass to use during the event and also to take home with you.
Youths under 17 years of age are not allowed to consume any wine.



Wine Education

This area will host a blind tasting of a selection of wines during three separate sessions every evening. Guests are invited to taste the wines on their own and try to identify the wines from a provided list. Then, one of our wine specialists will provide a guided tasting with information on the different characteristics of the grape variety, wine making techniques and what might affect its final flavour and style. The wines will then be revealed, and guests who successfully identified a number of the wines will receive a prize to take home.

Limited spaces are available, so kindly book your place by sending an email to cellars@marsovinwinery.com


Price

6 Wine Festival Tokens which can be acquired on the day


Venue

Close to the Entrance Area


Time

Session 1: 20:30

Session 2: 21:15

Session 3: 22:00



festival wine list

TOKEN PACK: PAY €15 AND GET 20 WINE TOKENS + FESTIVAL GLASS

We have over 30 different D.O.K and I.G.T wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo ranging from entry level wines up to Premium and Boutique wines. These are available for you to order as a taster, glass or bottle and can be found in the 5 different wine bars spread over the whole venue.




Food Selection




Live Acts

  • AIRPORT IMPRESSIONS

    PERFORMING ON 16TH, 17TH
    ANTONIN STAGE • FROM 9PM

    Without a doubt one of the most successful bands to have emerged locally in recent years, Airport Impressions have clocked up countless radio hits along the way, among them Borderline, Wake up, Walk with me and, more recently Hymns of June and Berlin. The road to nationwide success and their search for a sound that encompasses not only their individual influences, but also their collective aspiration, has brought with it some great experience.

  • KAŻINSKA

    PERFORMING ON 15TH
    ANTONIN STAGE • FROM 9PM

    From its conception to this day and age, KażinSka has grown into a seven-piece ensemble of young musicians and friends that together give their own interpretation of banda marches’ melodies under the direction of Justin Galea. These interpretations are dressed into ska, reggae, samba, jazz, R&B, electronic music and other styles, in this way creating a joyous atmosphere synonymous to a “Festa Maltija” but of course with a different sound. KażinSka play mostly instrumental music with sporadic lyrics uttered in association with the particular tune. The ensemble has in the past years toured extensively around the Maltese Islands year and participated in major local festivals and events as well as successful collaborations with major artistic organisations.

  • NEW VICTORIANS

    PERFORMING ON 16TH
    ODYSSEY STAGE • FROM 9PM

    Sister duo, Bettina and Philippa, are sure to strike listeners with their quirky antifolk style and uplifting harmonies; their soft indie sound and acoustic arrangements; and the genuine lyrics and memorable melodies that make up their songs.

    In December 2011 the duet competed in the international Alchemy Songwriting Competition, Arkansas, USA, where they were the youth division winners. Following that success, doors were opened locally encouraging the duo to work towards recording their own album

  • THE CREEPERS

    PERFORMING ON 15TH
    ODYSSEY STAGE • FROM 9PM

    Since 2010 The Creepers have been part of popular events such as the Marsovin Wine Festival. Their live performances produce rich tone from traditional tube amps delivering the Delta blues electrified, following the historic roads from the Deep South to the south side of Chicago, then over to California and back. The Creepers members are Mr. Sven Midensol - Guitars and Vocals, Mr.Ben Bailey - Guitars, Antoine Tonna - Bass and Mr. Patrick J Camilleri-Drums, and guest keyboard player Mark Kram.

  • THE BUSKER

    PERFORMING ON 17TH
    CARAVAGGIO STAGE • FROM 9PM

    ‘The Busker’, as a band, was formed in May, 2013, by Dario Genovese (Acoustic guitar + vocals) and Jean Paul Borg (drums + percussion). The two had been already working together in other musical endeavours but then due to their excellent musical chemistry and similar musical tastes they decided to opt for “The Busker” blending 1960s pop/rock with folk/rock, their two favourite styles. The band’s main inspirations range from The Beatles all the way to folk heroes such as Bob Dylan.

  • THE VOYAGE

    PERFORMING ON 16TH
    CARAVAGGIO STAGE • FROM 9PM

    The Voyage is an alternative rock band from Malta composed of four members, Ian Bonnici, Ryen Refalo, Daniel Genuis & Daryl Curmi. With the hit ’We’ll run’, the band started to make waves in the local scene due to heavy airplay and even made it to the No.1 spot on the PRS charts in Malta. The band’s live performances were also very well received. The Voyage opened up 2016 in style with the release of ‘Good times’, an alternative song with a haunting synth-bass line that gives the song such a good vibe. ‘Good times’ is still being steadily played now, two months after its release. An EP is in the pipeline from The Voyage so stay tuned!

  • THE TRAVELLERS

    PERFORMING ON 17TH
    ODYSSEY STAGE • FROM 9PM

    The band got together in 2013, with one aim in mind, that of trying to create something different in the already wide diversified local music scene. Clayton (Bassist), Joseph (Trumpeter), Chris (Main Vocals) and Andrew (Guitarist), have been in the music scene from a very young age and their love for Music grew fonder as they grew older. On the other hand, Sylvano (saxophonist) and Michael (drummer) joined the rest of the band later on in 2013. This marked the inception of The Travellers.

  • FRONT FIFTY-FOUR

    PERFORMING ON 15TH
    CARAVAGGIO STAGE • FROM 9PM

    Although they've all been good friends for a long time and had previously played together before, this particular music-making adventure all started off in preparation for a NYE party at La Rive in Dec/Jan 2014, where they were asked to provide live entertainment, from then on they never looked back, and they kept and keep looking forward to playing together at events, weddings, relaxed gigs and more. They love what they do, and they love to watch others enjoy it too. Stay Tuned!

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