Wine & Dine: 5 reasons why Grain is the best wine bar in Valletta

Wine & Dine: 5 reasons why Grain is the best wine bar in Valletta

Malta’s capital city, Valletta, is a treasure trove of history and culture, with a unique charm that’s perfect for a memorable wine bar experience. As summer approaches, the city’s streets come alive, and eateries and wine bars buzz with activity late into the night. Casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike gather to sample some of the best vintages the island has to offer, all within the scenic backdrop of Valletta.

For those seeking a wine bar in Valletta that’s a cut above the ordinary, Grain should be at the top of your list. Located on charming Merchants Street, Grain is part of a Michelin-acclaimed, three-tiered dining concept that promises an extraordinary experience. Here, you can savour exquisite wines paired with exceptional cuisine, creating an unforgettable evening in the capital

Let us introduce you to the wine-based delights that await you when you visit one of our premium establishments.

Three stunning locations to choose from

Grain is comprised of three distinct restaurants all set within the prestigious 5-star boutique hotel Rosselli AX Privilege in Valletta. Under Grain is our flagship fine dining restaurant. Set within an intimate vaulted cellar, we hold a prestigious Michelin star, maintained for four consecutive years and are known for our bold, classic French-inspired cuisine. Grain Street offers casual al fresco dining on Merchants Street with a sharing plates concept. While Over Grain is our rooftop lounge, which opens seasonally, offering light snacks and features its own wine, cocktail, and champagne bar. Each venue promises a unique ambiance, from the more casual to the refined, while our masterful kitchen team and esteemed service staff ensure exceptional dining experiences at every visit.

A master wine cellar

At Grain, we have poured extensive time, research, and passion into stocking a well-curated wine cellar, which is updated seasonally and can be enjoyed by the glass or by the bottle. Our in-house wine cellar boasts international blends of refined and interesting bottles from some of the world’s most celebrated terroirs. Our expert team can recommend the very best ones to pair with your dishes of choice during your dining experience at one of our restaurants in Valletta. Each wine is chosen to enhance the aromas and flavours of our exquisite dishes, ensuring a dining experience that is unforgettable on every front.

Grain - Wine bar in Valletta Malta
Grain - Wine bar in Valletta Malta

Expert sommeliers

At Grain, we value expertise, whether it’s in relation to cuisine, service, and even wine. That’s why we take pride in working with some of the best sommeliers in Malta who are deeply knowledgeable on all aspects of wine. From which vintage to opt for depending on your dish and preferences to insights into flavour profiles and aromas, feel free to speak to our sommeliers during your visit to Grain to get the most out of your wine bar experience in Valletta.

Curated wine experiences

One of the great joys of a wine bar experience is the possibility to discover new and surprising favourites. That’s why at Grain we provide our guests with ample opportunities to get acquainted with some of the finest vintages our wine cellar has to offer. At Under Grain, you can take advantage of several wine pairing options available on our menu, including our Best of Malta which features some of the finest vinos produced in Malta and our Masters at Work option which highlights some truly exceptional and rare wines from world-leading winemakers. Whether you’re a connoisseur or new to wine tasting, our curated selections promise to enhance your dining experience with sensational varieties and memorable pairings.

Grain - Wine bar in Valletta Malta
Grain - Wine bar in Valletta Malta

Exclusive wine pairing events

Beyond its sensory delights, wine has a special way of bringing people together. At Grain, we seek to foster a community of wine lovers through our exclusive wine pairing events, which we hold from time to time. During these events we collaborate with leading local and international sommeliers to present a highly exclusive selection of wines, each handpicked to expertly match a special menu crafted exclusively for the occasion by Executive Chef Victor Borg. Over the course of the evening, sommeliers lead guests through an immersive journey of flavours, offering insights into the distinct characteristics that define each wine. Stay informed about our upcoming wine pairing events by following our social media channels.

Reserve your wine tasting experience at Grain

Are you ready to experience the best wine bar experience in Valletta?

Secure your table at one of our Grain establishments today. Should you have any special requests, feel free to reach out to our dedicated service team, who will gladly ensure your preferences are accommodated for a truly personalised and delightful dining experience.