Delicata to host festival in Nadur
In a week’s time, Delicata’s Ninth Classic Wine Festival will get underway in the heart of Gozo’s viticultural area, Nadur.
Following years of success, this popular wine event will once again take place to celebrate the closing days of the Maltese and Gozitan grape harvest.
Over 20 DOK and IGT quality wines from Malta and Gozo will be available for visitors. The festival is run in close collaboration with the Nadur local council and will take place at the Ġnien il-Kunsill which enjoys spectacular views of the Nadur valley leading down to Mġarr and across the channel taking in the islands of Comino and Malta.
The event takes place over three evenings – next Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. until midnight.
On every night there will be live entertainment provided by J.Anvil and Cash & Band on Friday, Chasing Pandora will take part on Saturday and Inside Plan on Sunday.
A number of stalls will be available selling various traditional delicacies.
Visitors this year will be encouraged to participate in a new Delicata initiative – The Peoples Choice Wine Awards. Wine lovers will have the opportunity to win a case of quality DOK and IGT wines.
There are 23 wines to vote for in Gozo. They include 10 whites, six rosés and seven reds. Tasters need to SMS 50613906, then text the given code (i.e. ABCD) of the particular wine they are voting for. A complete list of all the wines and their respective codes will be displayed on each of the nine wine stands.
For people who wish to vote from the comfort of their own home after the festivals have finished, they can find the SMS numbers and a list of the wines and their relevant codes on www.delicata.com or the Delicata Facebook account.
Voting is open until September 12. Voting is only open to adults over 17 years of age. The wines and their codes available for “taste & text” are as follows:
White wines: Girgentina Frizzante 50613906 GFWT – Medina Girgentina Chardonnay 50613906 MGCH – Medina Vermentino Zibibbo 50613906 MVZ – Gran Cavalier Chardonnay 50613906 GCCH – Maltese Falcon Chardonnay 50613906 MFCH – Dolcino Bianco 50613906 DOLB – Pjazza Regina White 50613906 PJWT – Hauteville Viognier 50613906 HAV – Gabrieli Pinot Grigio 50613906 CCPG – Casella Moscato 50613906 CCSW.
Rosé wines: Ġellewża Rosé Frizzante 50613906 GFRO – Medina Rosé Grenache 50613906 MROG – Victoria Heights Rosé Shiraz 50613906 VHRO – Maltese Falcon Rosé Gellewza 50613906 MFRO – Dolcino Rosé 50613906 DOLR – Pjazza Regina Rosé 50613906 PJRO.
Red wines: Medina Sangiovese 50613906 MSAN – Victoria Heights Merlot 50613906 VHM – Gran Cavalier Syrah 50613906 GCSY – Maltese Falcon Merlot 50613906 MFM – Pjazza Regina Red 50613906 PJRD – Carissimi Cabernet Sauvignon 50613906 CCCS – Hauteville Shiraz Cabernet 50613906 HASC.
The results of The 2011 People’s Choice by identifying the winning red, white and rosé wines that received the most votes will be announced later on in this year.