Hastings Garden, Valletta


Friday 20th • Saturday 21st • Sunday 22nd July 2018


From 8 PM till 1 AM

Entrance Fee

€20 per person

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 event has always adopted a token system in exchange for wine, this encourages patrons to taste and enjoy the large variety of quality wines made available, without over consuming. Due to the popularity of the event an entrance fee for all those attending is being introduced which will enable Marsovin to better control the amount of people present which will positively enhance the overall event experience.

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 an entrance fee of €20 per person in exchange for wine tokens and a Premium festival wine glass to use during the event and also to take home with you. Entry tickets can also be purchased in advance from The Master Cellar in Naxxar and Marsovin Cellars in Paola.

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


6 Wine Festival Tokens which can be acquired on the day


Close to the Entrance Area


Session 1:     21:00

Session 2:     21:45

Session 3:     22:30

Mature Wine Appreciation

For the discerning wine afficionados , we have prepared a newly dedicated area for Mature wine appreciation sessions. We will be releasing specifically for the event a selection of mature wines, brought over directly from our wine bank at the Marsovin Cellars where these wines have been laid to rest since inception. There will be more than one session each focusing on a different wine tasted vertically. A vertical tasting is a tasting of a series of different vintages of the same wine.

Limited spaces are available, so kindly book your place by sending an email to cellars@marsovinwinery.com and specify your name & contact no, day and session time which you would like to attend.


Session 1:     21:00
Antonin Vertical Tasting

Session 2:     21:30
Marnisi Vertical Tasting

Session 3:     22:00
Cheval Franc Vertical Tasting

Session 4:     22:30
Grand Maître Vertical Tasting


Session 1, 2 and 3 :     10 Wine Tokens

Session 4:     14 Wine Tokens


This stand will be located at the far end of Hastings Gardens, please refer to map below.

festival wine list

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



    Without a doubt Red Electrick is bigger than the sum of all its parts; five individuals with diverse tastes that somehow come together in a cohesive, flowing sound that references all of the inspirations behind it without sounding either too contrived or evocative of any of them. Their work to date is more than proof of this, and with their recent single 'Right Here' with new frontman Joe Roscoe topping the local charts, as well as the flurry of activity behind closed doors in recent months - not just locally, but even abroad in Los Angeles - the band's new material sounds like it's going to be an even bigger revelation than anything they've delivered so far!



    Analise is a versatile singer, who is surely not new to the Scene. As a full-timer in the performing arts World and as a Professional Singer & Actress, she developed her passion for entertainment and music-making, ever since a successful NYE Party gig as Full Band in 2014, and has never looked back since. She now works with various well-known and professional musicians across the Island for all kinds of occasions and has done Backing Vocals for other Maltese bands and Artists such as ‘Brikkuni’, Eurovision contestants etc. This Band is sure to bring you a multi-genre set-list including jazz and classic rock tunes that will have you singing along, as well as modern crowd pleasers to get you grooving all the way home. Get Ready to have a great time!



    Relikc is a Maltese band, specializing in creating the perfect blend of funk, soul and rock, and getting the party started! In 2015, Relikc released its debut EP, titled "It's Not Misspelt", which is a playful reference to the common misspelling of its name. Whilst the band member have at times struggled with it, they grew quite fond of its quirkiness and the title was meant to tell everyone that Relikc was here to stay. Late 2016, the members went into an intense period of songwriting, exploring their roots of funk, soul and pop in order to write the songs for their debut album, “The Code Of Antics”. You could say that the members derived their inspiration from what they enjoyed doing most, that is, giving audiences a good time during their live performances with fun and dance-worthy songs. The 10-track album was released in July 2017, and features Relikc's latest singles 'Strut (Papa's Got The Cash)', 'Save Your Crying' and 'The Funk Park'.



    Vinyl Paradise is a Maltese contemporary blues trio, made up of Ben Bailey, Patrick Camilleri, and Antoine Tonna. The love for the blues kept them together and itching to bring their own contemporary style, mixing blues, funk, rock, and pop, to a wider audience. Combining musical experience with pure talent, Vinyl Paradise delivers supreme performance energy and musical quality both on stage and in the studio.



    With a fresh mix of Maltese lyrics added on top of pop influenced music, The Travellers launched their debut Single ‘Sempliċità’ in 2016 which topped the charts immediately, gaining attention from multiple local stations. The catchy tunes and punching brass lines did the lyric lines justice in interpreting a well needed, refreshingly different sound. Since the inception of the Travellers, the band has released their debut EP, including 5 original Maltese tracks, from which three singles were launched (‘Sempliċità’, ‘Dak li Int’ and ‘Xemx u Xita’), all of which have topped local charts on both radios and the PRS. Their debut album, ‘Iljuni fis-silġ’ hints towards a more refined sound and the title itself reflects on the versatility and different identities that each song gives to the album. Even the brass section itself is frequently used in a more rhythmic and more dance-influenced manner; in contrast to their EP ‘Xemx u Xita’. Their last two singles ‘Ħafi Paċi Kuluri’ and ‘Ilkoll flimkien’, are also featured in the album.



    Swing Nuages is a fun-loving gypsy swing and manouche jazz band, born from a season of jam sessions in summer 2014. Following a couple of line-up changes, the band currently features an eclectic five-piece group of musicians from different backgrounds, with Angela Vella Zarb on vocals, Karl Galea and Joshua Bray on guitars, Reggie Clews on violin, and Diccon Cooper on double bass. Swing Nuages perform uptempo and retro music in the style of Django Reinhardt, who popularised the 'hot' jazz genre in the 1930s. The band play a repertoire of songs synonymous with Reinhardt, as well as other standard tunes adapted to the swinging gypsy style.

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(+356) 2182 4918 / 2366 2382