exercise of grapevines to end this month
Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries & Animal Rights Roderick Galdes today
visited the Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard, as a prelude to the 2016
Vendemmia Season which sees the grape harvest and eventually the start of the
While lauding the
initiatives of this boutique hotel, Hon Galdes announced that a registration
exercise of grapevines in Malta & Gozo is currently being undertaken by the
authorities, with the registration ending this month. He remarked such
registration enables the government to have reliable information on the number
and location of these grapevines in both Malta & Gozo. So far, around 500
farmers already took part in this exercise.
Hon Galdes concluded that despite territorial limitations, the local
wine industry is focusing more on the quality aspect and thus continuously
improving its own product. This is necessary in the face of stiff competition
from imported wines, Hon Galdes said.