Thursday, September 29, 2011
Visit to Meridiana Vineyard
As some of you may know JB and I are always on the search for good wine... About two months ago we got an email from a friend wanting to introduce us to an acquaintance of his who just happened to own a vineyard in Malta. We were intrigued so we got in touch and planned a visit to Meridiana Wine Estate . We met with the owner, Mark, who personally hosted us with a tour and tasting. We were also able to sit down and have a chat with him during out tasting. We got to know the story of Meridiana and how it all came to be. Jon was like a reporter he was asking so many questions, I should have been taking notes! Wine making fascinates him.
We tried two of their wines, a delicious crisp chardonnay called Isis, (it's a great way to beat the Maltese heat) and Bel, their Syrah, which is rich and full bodied, Jon's favorite!
We had such a lovely visit, and we have been working our way through all of the wines that Meridiana Wine Estate produces. I say get your hands on some if you can!
We brought some back for our friend Jamie Goode to taste, he is a well known wine blogger. Here is the write-up that he did for Meridiana, check it out if you get a chance.