DOK Malta, DOK Gozo and IĠT Maltese Islands are registered wines with the European Union and these wine names are protected accordingly by EU law. The process involved entails lots of work and dedication to ensure the utmost quality.
There are 3 main stakeholders involved;
THE GRAPE GROWERS
The growers work hard all year round to maintain the vineyards healthy and productive. Besides producing top quality grapes, they maintain beautiful green vineyards amidst an otherwise dry Maltese landscape in the summer months.
The Wineries transform the grapes produced by the growers or on their estates in white, red or rosé quality wines of various typologies. In order to obtain the certification of DOK or IĠT quality, the wineries need to adhere to strict production protocols.
THE AGRICULTURAL DIRECTORATE
The Directorate monitors and controls the whole process from the vineyard to the market by performing inspections at vineyards, inspections at grape harvest, sampling and certification at an accredited laboratory and finally checks at market level.
Malta’s climate is typically Mediterranean and is much influenced by its surrounding sea. The monthly mean air temperature ranges from 9.9°C (during the winter period) to 31.7°C (during the summer period).LEARN MORE
Gozo’s climate is strongly influenced by the sea and is typically Mediterranean. Winters are mild, with the occasional short chilly period brought about by the north and north-easterly winds from central Europe.LEARN MORE