The small island-country of Southern Europe is rich in culture, history and a thrilling lifestyle. Nature has blessed this country with abundance, with its gorgeous limestone cliffs full of fossils, hidden coves, rocky coastline, and their red-gold beaches. It also features luxury villas and Airbnbs with pool. If you are eager to try scuba diving, here you can have plenty of opportunities to try that. The national language of Malta is derived from the curious mix of Arabic and Italian, bringing the two contrasting worlds beautifully together. Thus, this country projects an authentic cultural mix that gets reflected in their gastronomy. Here, you are to get traditional Mediterranean foods with a Middle Eastern touch, which can be enjoyed with their authentic wines. Check out our list of the best wine bars in Malta to enjoy the finest wines.
1. The Old Charm
This charming bar is located in the city of Naxxar. The city is based over a hill, which had a mere population of over 13000 people in the year 2014. The city is an old town of the country, which contains pre-historic remains. The prehistoric remains like Punic tombs, Catacombs, cart ruts are found around this area. In the town square of Palazzo Parisio, expect to find the medieval Parish Church. In this charming town, the wine bar ‘The old charm’ is based on an old farmhouse of Malta. The farmhouse is 400 years old. The house was transformed into a wine bar keeping its original charm intact. The wine and platter bar serves some authentic homemade Indian food. The special charm of this wine bar is the wood-burning fireplace that brings the warmest vibe for having your wine.
The Old Charm
Address: Triq Santa Luċija, Sqaq Nru 6, In-Naxxar NXR 1560, Malta
Website: The Old Charm
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 7pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 7pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 7pm - 10:30pm (closed on Mon)
2. Trabuxu Wine Bar
Imagine sipping some of the finest wines of Malta in an authentic setup. This wine bar is situated in a 400-year-old underground cellar. The bar is based on the capital city of Valletta. Established more than a decade ago, it is the premier bar of this charming city. It is popular amongst the crowd looking for a drink after a theater show or a concert. The bar also has an impressive collection of the finest cheese to have with these wines.
Trabuxu Wine Bar
Address: 2 Strait St, Valletta, Malta
Website: Trabuxu Wine Bar
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 7pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)
3. White Wine And Food
This cozy and friendly bar is located in the small town of Saint Julian’s. It is basically a seaside town in the central part of Malta. The town is well-known for its beautiful Balluta Bay and its promenade, Paceville and its nightlife. The charming wine bar, White Wine And Food, is located in another charming part of the city, St. George’s Bay. The establishment also has an outdoor seating area that is ideal for a summer day, making this one of the best places to eat. Along with an impressive collection of wines, the bar also serves good gins.
White Wine And Food
Address: St. George’s Bay, St Julian’s STJ 3302, Malta
Website: White Wine And Food
Opening hours: 8am - 3am (daily)
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4. Ta' Cardona Wine Bar
Don’t be too busy exploring the fun things to do in Malta that you miss out on visiting this bar based in the old city of Qormi. It is located at the Southern corner of Malta. The city is still untouched by the cosmopolitan lifestyle and possesses the charm of a Maltese village lifestyle. This city is famous for its authentic Maltese Bread and the elusive Qormi Bread Festival and Qormi Wine Festival. Ta’ Cardona Wine Bar is located in front of St George’s Parish Church in the main town square. In an 18th century building, the bar features a typical medieval setup. You can choose from their huge list of local and foreign wines and enjoy traditional dishes like Maltese Ftajjar.
Ta' Cardona Wine Bar
Address: 13,Triq il-Kbira Qormi, QRM 0011, Malta
Website: Ta’ Cardona Wine Bar
Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 8pm - 1am; Sat: 8pm - 12am (closed from Sun - Tue)
5. Cru Wine Bar
This bar is located in a chic locality in the capital, at the end of the jewelers’ street, Triq Santa Lucia. The cozy and intimate bar is actually a small space, but there is an outdoor seating area to enjoy a glass or two. Along with their authentic collection of wines, you can enjoy their cheese platters. The entire experience is to fit in your budget very well.
Cru Wine Bar
Address: VLT1188, 16 Triq Santa Lucija, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Website: Cru Wine Bar
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 6pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 11:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
6. Fra Giuseppe
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In the central part of the beautiful Malta, the small village of Balzan is famous for its serenity and orange trees. The bar is based in a 300-year-old property, completely renovated yet holding an authentic charm. The small bar and coffee shop serves various hot and cold drinks, including a large variety of local and foreign wines. It is famous amongst the locals for serving nibbles and small eats. Here, indoor and outdoor places are available to sit and enjoy your glass of wine at leisure.
Address: Triq Dun Spir Sammut Main St, Balzan, Malta
Website: Fra Giuseppe
Opening hours: 6pm - 12am (daily)
7. Bar Nineteen Ninety
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The small village of Birzebbuga is based on Marsaxlokk Bay, in the south-eastern part of Malta. The unique name of this fishing village was derived from the Arabic word, ‘Olive’. The small quaint Bar Nineteen Ninety has an impressive collection of wines along with beers. There is a charming outdoor area to sit, with a view of this village, or you can also enjoy your wine in their cozy indoor room.
Bar Nineteen Ninety
Address: 29 Triq il-Knisja, Birżebbuġa, Malta
Website: Bar Nineteen Ninety
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 11pm; Fri & Sun: 10am - 12am; Sat: 10am - 3am
8. Vinum Wine Bar & Bistro
The fortified city of Mdina is still projecting a typical medieval feel. It used to be the capital of this island country where history can be traced back to 4000 years. The charming wine bar, Vinum Wine Bar & Bistro, also projects this historical charm as the word ‘Vinum’ is the Roman word for wine. Their wine menu is impressive, and it intends to share knowledge about various grape varieties. Along with these wines, you can try tapas, salads or assorted platters.
Vinum Wine Bar & Bistro
Address: Mdina, Malta
Website: Vinum Wine Bar & Bistro
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6pm - 1am (closed on Sun)
9. Levels Wine Bar
The city of Siggiewi is located in southern Malta, at the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The city is famous for its adventure activities, like diving, rock-climbing, and kite-surfing. The city also has a historical heritage of its own, which you can find in the Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens. The contemporary Levels Wine Bar is practically based at the heart of this city, in a property from the 18th century. The original charm of this property remains throughout its two floors. The bar has classic wines from all over the world, which can be enjoyed with their delicious platters. There is a charming terrace to enjoy your wine with the fresh breeze of this Mediterranean city.
Levels Wine Bar
Address: Siggiewi, Malta
Website: Levels Wine Bar
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 7:30pm - 12am (closed on Mon & Tue)
Enjoy the finest wines
The authentic relationship between wine and Malta can be felt only after taking a trip to this country. The wine is not only a popular drink here, its a way of life. Every delicious meal in Malta demands the company of the finest glass of wine. So, visit these wine bars to have a real taste of this island life. Afterward, you can retire in one of the top all-inclusive hotels or hotels with spa available in Malta.
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