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“Finally, I get around to singing this place's praises.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tal-Massar Winery

Tal-Massar Winery
23 Marsalforn Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 9928 8730
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Xaghra
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Website is currently under construction. For bookings kindly email us. Customers are kindly requested to book us at least a day before so that we can give them all our attention. If however, they are short on time, they can still contact us and we will do our best to accommodate them the best way we can. All wine tasting sessions are conducted in the afternoon. During winter and mid season tours are conducted at 3.15pm and when the hot season starts vineyard tours are done at a later time. It is our policy that when the weather permits all wine tasting sessions are conducted at the vineyards at Gharb. Further details will be provided once booking is confirmed.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Finally, I get around to singing this place's praises.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

It was months ago we visited. Sorry, Anthony, forgive the tardy response!

What a delightful afternoon!

Informative, entertaining, friendly and welcoming.

And the wine is amazing!

As was the food.

Go.

Visited April 2012
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Anthony H, Owner at Tal-Massar Winery, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Client,

It is never too late to leave a comment especially when it is so encouraging. It was a great pleasure having you at our vineyards.

Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1771
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“Amazing expertise and delicious wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

You have to try this wine, it is amazing! Beautiful location, really special experience. Anthony was a real expert and was full of knowledge about his vines.

Visited October 2012
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Anthony H, Owner at Tal-Massar Winery, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear client,

Your comments are greatly appreciated.
It was a pleasure having you at our vineyard and tasting our wines. We enjoyed your acquaintance. I can express my appreciation by this quote:

He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.
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“An absolute gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was one of the highlights of our stay on Gozo! If you are researching in advance of your trip and have any interest in wine you must come to Tal-Massar. Unfortunately I hadn’t done much research about things to do on Gozo and thanks to our hotel offering what they advertised as a local food and wine tour we happened upon this absolute gem. We booked in for Saturday 13th October, 2012. Marisa came to collect us in her car and as we had just had a storm, the tasting was taking place in the winery rather than at the vineyards but she still took us to the vineyards to show us them before bringing us along to the winery. The tour of the winery along with Anthony was absolutely wonderful – we learned so much and had plenty of opportunity to ask questions. He is very knowledgeable about his wines, vines, grapes and local area. The balcony of the winery has a breath-taking view and we were there to see the sun setting. The tasting was an absolute pleasure. The wines are of superb quality and highly commended by us. The Tanit was our favourite closely followed by the Garb. We had the opportunity to taste Marisa’s home-made sundried tomato paste, along with breads, crackers and local sheep’s cheese - all of which were absolutely delicious. It was a perfect way to spend an evening and we were even able to purchase a couple of bottles. Anthony allowed us to take a bottle of the Tanit but had warned us that it wouldn’t travel well. Anthony I can assure you it didn’t last long as we enjoyed it on our balcony that very evening. Many thanks to you and Marisa for this experience and we wish you all the very best for your future.

Visited October 2012
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Anthony H, Owner at Tal-Massar Winery, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Client,

Your positive review was highly appreciated. It is a pleasure having wine enthusiast like you at our place. For us wine making is not a business but a gastronomical art that is in continuous development. Of course we love having people who are able to appreciate this art and talk about it.
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“Nice people, very informative, enjoyed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Very informative and nice thing to do. Loved the Gharb wine! Really interesting mixture of science, nature, luck, and insight. Recommended

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Anthony H, Owner at Tal-Massar Winery, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Visitor,

Your positive feedback was greatly appreciated.

For us wine making is not just a business it is a passion which involves dedication, patience and craftsmanship. We love to share our wine making experience with every eager visitor that comes to our vineyard.
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“Terrific Tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Our hotel recommended a visit to Tal-Massar. I was hesitant because I asked about a different tour and then the hotel suggested this one so I felt like they were pushing us to wherever they would get commission.

Whether or not they did, this was a great pick. Anthony knows his wine and spent time chatting and explaining Malta's vines and the history behind his vineyard. We had a small group and it was a little windy but that didn't stop us from enjoying Anthony's wines and conversation.

If only we could get him to produce enough to distribute in the States! Highly recommend.

Visited October 2012
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Anthony H, Owner at Tal-Massar Winery, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Visitor,

Much delighted that you enjoyed yourself at our vineyards.
Your comments were highly appreciated. Our pride rests on our visitors satisfaction.
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