The production of wine in Malta dates back over two thousand years, from the Roman Era. Today grape varieties grown on the Maltese islands include Gellewza and Girgentina. Vineyards range in size from one-tenth of a hectare to twenty hectares and are mostly privately owned by part time farmers.
Grape harvesting commences by end of August. The white wine is of excellent quality and has a refreshing taste whilst the red wine is medium bodied.
The present vineyards include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, Carigan, Ruby Cabernet, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, Petit Verdot and Moscato.