Ta' Mena

Top choice in Gozo

This winery near Xagħra en route from Victoria to Marsalforn sells good wine under the Marsamena and Ancient Gods labels, and has a well-stocked farm shop with its own Gozo sea salt, honey, olive oil, chutneys, capers and sun-dried tomatoes. Occasional food and wine tours (per person €16 including lunch) are held at 1pm on Saturdays. Booking ahead is essential.

See the website to confirm the tours are running.

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1. Christ Statue

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2. Xerri's Grotto

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3. Ninu's Cave

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6. Cathedral Museum

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7. Chapel of St Joseph

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8. St John's Demi-Bastion

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