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GUIDED TASTING “HVAR THE ISLAND OF WINE” IN JELSA

Hvar Winemakers’ Association  in cooperation with Vino.Like held a tasting under the name “Hvar Island of Wine” on 26.05.2017. (Hall of Jelsa Municipality, Jelsa). This event was conceived as a story about the specifics of the island of Hvar as a wine region, with an emphasis on the native Hvar varieties.

Hvar indigenous wines selection

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The wines produced of the varieties bogdanuša, prč, mekuja and darnekuša were tasted and commented by Siniša Koceić and Alen Gulan, wine experts.  Wine tour guides, restaurant owners and others who work in wine tourism and gastronomy sectors were present and have learned more about these Hvar varieties, some of which are produced in very small quantities.

Mekuja variety can be found in different white blends of the Hvar Island wines, but only 100%

Mekuja Huljić

Mekuja HuljićMekuja is produced by OPG Teo Huljić. This white variety is grown in small quantities, and traditionaly on the borders of the vineyards planted with other varieties.

A red indigenous variety of Hvar Island, Darnekuša inspired  Jo Ahearne, one of the leading wine experts in the world, to make her first Hvar wine, Rosina.

This red Hvar variety grows on the higher parts of the island near the peak of St. Nikola and gives lighter wines such as Duboković Laganini.

Rosina & Laganini – two faces of the variety Darnekuša

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Prč is a variety of origin from the area around Sućuraj, today is produced by wineries Pinjata and Vujnović. Prč is known as a white variety that can survive extreme climate and soil conditions. His muscat taste distinguish it among other Dalmatian varieties.

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DSC_0162The most popular is the production of Bogdanuša whose crispy wines are ideal summertime wines, monovarietal wines of  Zlatan Otok – Plenković and PZ Svirče were compared.

Bogdanuša gives also great results when  blended with other white varieties as seen in the example of Tomić Beleca (Bogdanuša, Pošip)  and Carić Cesarica (Bogdanuša, Pošip, Maraština, Parč).

“This is just the first of the planned cooperation of our association with Vino.Like into  order to educate the parties in the chain of sales and service of Hvar wines and the wine lovers as well.

In early July, tourists and the citizens of Split,  will have the opportunity to learn more about Hvar wines through the event Vino u Sridu (lit.  Wine on Wednesday) , which will also be linked with the offer of Hvar wines in prominent Split restaurants. ” Said Ivana Krstulović Carić, dipl.ing.agr. President of the Hvar Winemakers’ Association.

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HVAR WINE TASTINGS – MEETING INTERESTING PEOPLE

DO NOT MISS UPCOMING EVENTS!

23.08.2016. – Tuesday – Hvar Wine Tastings at the Festival “Gušti od Škoja” in Vrboska

On Thursdays –  Hvar Wine Tastings in Jelsa

The Hvar Wine Tastings are events organized by Hvar Winemakers’ Association and (TZ) of the Island (TZ Općine Jelsa, TZ Stari Grad, TZ Vrboska). During these events we were meeting various interesting people from the world of wine. In addition to this nice  music accompanied the events and it naturally created great vibes and celebratory mood among the people. Our guests tremendously enjoyed our wines and enthusiastically talked to each other.

In this way many guests, tourists and other winelovers meet new friends including the Hvar winemakers. We are truly honoured to have hosted a lot of wine writers, bloggers, winemakers, wine distributors and other winelovers at these events. This type of interaction and engagement made us feel very special and we are looking forward to continue working in this way and promoting our island of wine in the future!

Dušan Jelić (Wines of Balkans), Alen Gulan (Vino u sridu), Diedrik Swart & Mario Pranić (Croatiangrapes), Boris Mucina (Meiningers Sommelier Magazine), Marco Trasente (Wine Fredane) are just some of the wine friends that we met this summer…

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The President Ivana Krstulović Carić and Boris Mucina, Austrian wine writer                                                             JELSA

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Marco Trasente (Wine Fredane – Italy) meets Jo Ahearne our new member. Jo Ahearne is a Master of Wine and the consultant for a lots of wineries around the world. She is producing her own wine on Hvar.                              JELSA

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Marco Trasente at the stand of Vina Carić                                                                                                                 JELSA         

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PLANČIĆ WINERY – Magdalena Plančić presents the wines , while Antun Plančić is making new wine-friendships                                                                                                 JELSA

Talking to Marija Bunčuabout PZ Svirče wines

Talking to Marija Bunčuga from PZ Svirče                                                                                               STARI GRAD

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Ljubo Makjanić from Vina Carić talks to Chloé Molina Badillo the owner of the Delicatessen Shop ZA POD ZUB in Stari Grad                                                                          STARI GRAD

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Dejana Jelić (Wines of Balkans) Kristina Karanović (Serbian sommelier) Dušan Jelić (Wines of Balkans)                                                                                                     SVIRČE

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Sebastijan Tomić (Tomić winery) & Davor Šestanović (Zlatan Otok – Plenković winery)               JELSA

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HULJIĆ WINES

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Talking about Tomić wines                                                                                                                                   JELSA

 

PZ SVIRČE WINES

PZ SVIRČE WINES

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CARIĆ WINES

PLANČIĆ WINES

PLANČIĆ WINES

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DUBOKOVIĆ WINES

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TOMIĆ WINES

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AHEARNE WINES

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PLENKOVIĆ WINES

DEBATE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET IN VRBOSKA – 20 h

Come today in Vrboska at Konoba Vina Carić and participate in the discussion on the Mediterranean Diet. The Debate is organised by Agency for the Management of the Starigrad Plain & Hvar Winemakes’ Association.

Lecturers :

doc.dr.sc. Ernesto di Renzo – Universitiy Tor Vergata of Rome – Italy

dr. William Skinner , University of Adelaide – Australia

dr. sc. Melanija Belaj i dr. sc. Jelena Ivanišević – Institute for Ethnology and Folklore,

prof. Zorka Bibić & chef Ivo Buzolić,

Ines Šprem Scigliano enogastro writer – moderator

Ivana Krstulović Carić, dipl.ing.agr – president of the Association Hvar Winemakers

Framčesko Duboković , mr.sc. – manager of the Agency

 

Wednesday, 06.07.2016 – VRBOSKA
18:00 Orientation tour of Vrboska (hr/engl), start in front of the Tourist Board of Vrboska (registration: the office of the Tourist Board Vrboska, tel: 00385 21 774 137/e-mail: info@vrboska.info)

19:00 Fishermen’s museum Workshop about sardine (registration: the office of the Tourist Board of Vrboska)

20:00 Konoba Vina Carić Debate about the Mediterranean diet – organizers: Agency for the Management of the Starigrad Plain & i “Hvar Winemakers” (dr. sc. Melanija Belaj i dr. sc. Jelena Ivanišević – Institute for Ethnology and Folklore, prof. Zorka Bibić & chef Ivo Buzolić, doc.dr.sc Ernesto di Renzo, University Tor Vergata Rome, dr. William Skinner, University of Adelaide, the moderator of the debate – Ines Šprem enogastro writer

21:30 Podva/second bridge Hvar Wine Tastings & live music

 

 

THE STORY OF BOGDANUŠA, the indigenous grape of Hvar Island

Find out more about Bogdanuša, the indigenous grape of Hvar Island. The workshop will be guided by Siniša Koceić and Alen Gulan ( Vino u Sridu). 19 h.

Bogdanuša as an light, crispy wine ideal for the summertime.

After that join us on Pjaca ( the Square) in Svirče and enjoy traditional a capella singing of Klapa Veli Kamik, wine tasting and performance “Nunc est bibendum” of  Cerealia.

The workshop will take place in the winery PZ Svirče – Poljoprivredna Zadruga Svirče ( Svirče ). Places 20. Registration info@hvar-otok-vina.org  or  +385(0)981606276 (Ivana Krstulović Carić).

Monday, 04.07.2016. – SVIRČE

19:00 in winery PZ Svirče

Story about bogdanuša, workshop guided by Vino u Sridu – registration on tel: 00385 981606276 / e-mail: info@hvar-otok-vina.org
21:00 PJACA

Opening of the festival THE NIGHT OF BOGDANUŠA & concert of klapa Veli Kamik Performance „Nunc est bibendum“ (We have to drink now) – Festival Cerealia – Rome

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ENJOY HVAR WINE & SARDINES IN SELECTED RESTAURANTS AND WINERIES OF THE ASSOCIATION

THE LIST OF THE WINERIES AND THE RESTAURANTS

– FESTIVAL MENU SARDINES & WINE

JELSA

Vinarija Tomić

Vinarija & Konoba Huljić

Vinarija Duboković

Konoba Taula

Restoran Me and Mrs Jones

Spizza Fine Food & Drinks

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Konoba Kod none

Vinarija PZ Svirče

ZAVALA

Restaurant Davor

SVETA NEDJELJA

Bilo Idro (Vinarija Zlatan Otok)

VRBOSKA

Konoba Bonaca

Restoran Bonaca

Restaurant Trica Gardelin

Pizzeria Škojić

Konoba & Vinarija VINA CARIĆ

STARI GRAD

Restoran Antika

Buffet Jurin Podrum

Restaurant Kod barba Luke

Bistro Simple

Restoran Pinetta

Bistro Kod Damira

FESTIVAL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET – SARDINES & WINE 04. – 07. 07. 2016.

PROGRAM:

Monday, 04.07.2016. – SVIRČE

19:00 in winery PZ Svirče

Story about bogdanuša, workshop guided by Vino u Sridu – registration on tel: 00385 981606276 / e-mail: info@hvar-otok-vina.org
21:00 PJACA

Opening of the festival THE NIGHT OF BOGDANUŠA & concert of klapa Veli Kamik Performance „Nunc est bibendum“ (We have to drink now) – Festival Cerealia – Rome

Tuesday, 05.07.2016. – STARI GRAD
21:00 TRG ŠKOR Hvar Wine Tastings & live music

Performance “I colori del cibo” (The colors of food) -Festival Cerealia -Rome

Srijeda, 06.07.2016 – VRBOSKA
18:00 Orientation tour of Vrboska (hr/engl), start in front of the Tourist Board of Vrboska (registration: the office of the Tourist Board Vrboska, tel: 00385 21 774 137/e-mail: info@vrboska.info)

19:00 Fishermen’s museum Workshop about sardine (registration: the office of the Tourist Board of Vrboska)

20:00 Konoba Vina Carić Debate about the Mediterranean diet – organizers: Agency for the Management of the Starigrad Plain & i “Hvar Winemakers” (dr. sc. Melanija Belaj i dr. sc. Jelena Ivanišević – Institute for Ethnology and Folklore, prof. Zorka Bibić & chef Ivo Buzolić, doc.dr.sc Ernesto di Renzo, University Tor Vergata Rome, dr. William Skinner, University of Adelaide, the moderator of the debate – Ines Šprem enogastro writer

21:30 Podva/second bridge Hvar Wine Tastings & live music

Četvrtak, 07.07.2016. – JELSA

19:00 Orientation tour of Jelsa (hr/eng), starts in front of the Tourist Board of Jelsa (registration: the office of the Tourist Board of Jelsa tel: 00385 21 761 017/e-mail: info@tzjelsa.hr)

20:30 Exhibition room of the church of St. Mary’s Assumtion

Opening of the exibition “Hvar – the Island of UNESCO”
21:00 Trg sv. Ivana Traditional Hvar products fair Performance of the Folklor Society of Jelsa (KUD Jelsa) & Živa rič – lit. The living word Hvar Wine Tastings & Live music

01:00 Closing of the Festival
DURING THE DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL, IN THE SELECTED RESTAURANTS YOU CAN FIND THE FESTIVAL MENU “SRDELA & WINE”
Organiser: Hvar Winemaker’s Association Partners: Tourist Board of Stari Grad, Tourist Board of Jelsa, Tourist Board of Vrboska, Tourist Board of Splitsko-Dalmatinska County, Museum of Jelsa Municipality, Museum of the town of Stari Grad, Agency for the Management of the Starigrad Field, Association of the Restaurateurs of the Island of Hvar, KUD Jelsa, Institut of ethnology and folklore, Živa Rič, Vino u sridu

Guests of the festival: anthropologhists prof. Ernesto Di Renzo – University Tor Vergata Rome & dr. William Skinner , University of Adelaide, Ines Šprem Scigliano enogastro writer Festival Ceraealia: Lorenzo Acquaviva – recitator, Paola Sarcina – voice, Giulia Picchi – dancer, Gabriele Cioni – guitarist, Karmaker Uttam Kumar – painter

Cerealia comes to Hvar island – 1&2 Sept 2015 – Stari Grad

We are honoured to announce the first in a series of reciprocal visits in cooperation with Italian organizations. This year’s visit to Rome, as part of a tour “Presentation of the island of Hvar, Hvar culture and wine” organized by the Croatian Embassy in Rome, has resulted in cooperation with Festival Cerealia. Cerealia is a festival dedicated to cereal grains such as wheat and barley, and the idea comes from ancient Rome. http://www.cerealialudi.org/

 

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This event promotes the cereals of the Mediterranean basin, and each year includes one partner country, to encourage cultural exchange. This year it is Croatia, in previous years Cyprus, Greece …

Cultural pluralism has been a permanent feature of the Mediterranean since ancient times. The social and economic value of grain is enormous. Cerealia want to spread the knowledge and awareness of the value of the soil and indigenous cultures, to renew ties between the producers and the consumers’ tables, even to revive old customs and traditions, that are based on respect for the earth and its fruits.

Cerealia will continue their cooperation with Croatia this year by visiting the island of Hvar. In Stari Grad on trg Škor, 01.09.2015 (Tuesday) there will be a number of different cultural entertainment events.

At 8 pm we will have a performance by dance theatre M.Th.I. http://www.mthi.it/ called Four Elements, with Paola Sarcina (artistic director of the Festival Ceralia), Diana Forlani and Stefania Toscano. The event continues with an exhibition of the art of bread prepared by the legendary Roman bakery “Panella, l’arte del pane“, where visitors will be able to see bread made in the shape of famous Roman monuments such as the “La Bocca della Verità”.

Afterwards, there will be Tasting of Hvar wines, accompanied by a musical performance by Rade Šolaja.

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On the second day, 02.09.2015 (WEDNESDAY), the exhibition of bread will move to the Agency for the Management of the Stari Grad Plain, where it will be on show until 17.09.2015, along with an exhibition of photographs of Roman villas of the Stari Grad Plain. The opening of the two exhibitions will be marked by a presentation by archaeologist Mark Matković called “Wine and wine-growing on the island of Hvar in ancient times”. The Agency Director Francesco Duboković dipl.ing.agr. and our guest Paola Sarcina, artistic director of the Festival Ceralia will tell us more about the two exhibitions.

Hvar is undoubtedly the Island of Wines, for more than 24 centuries, as the president of the “Hvar winemakers” Ivana Krstulović Caric, dipl.ing will tell us.

At this event, get to know the period of Roman rule and their customs related to bread and wine!

Welcome! Dobrodošli!

Hvar Winemakers, Agency for the Management of the Stari Grad Plain, Town of Stari Grad 
and the Tourist Board of Stari Grad

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10.07.2015. IVAN DOLAC – HVAR WINE TASTINGS

 

IVAN DOLAC

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Merchants were coming by their ships and they were collecting the wine from the Beach to the Beach. The islanders call all the villages of the south side “the Beaches”, and so every village  has their own, Pitve village  has Zavala (Beach), Svirče- Ivan Dolac (Beach), sometime ago even Sv. Nedija, which long ago was distinguished as a parish and became an independent village from Svirče.

Eventually Ivan Dolac became  the place where the islanders stayed over the summer with their families, and today is a favorite place of tourists who love beautiful beaches, clear waters and excellent wines of Hvar. Surrounded by steep vineyards, rosemary and olive trees, Ivan Dolac is widely known today as the famous vineyard appellation.

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A glorious past and a big disaster is testified by votive church in the old part of the village, which tells the story of the arrival of the great plague – the three evils who devastated Hvar, but also the Dalmatian vineyards and caused a great hunger and emigration of our ancestors.

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Come and enjoy in the blue sea, fascinating vineyards and Hvar wines!

FRIDAY 10.07.2015. 9 p.m.   HVAR WINE TASTINGS

 SANTA DOMENICA  DUO WILL ENTERTAIN YOU!

HVAR WINEMAKERS’ ASSOCIATION & TOURIST BOARD OF JELSA

01.07.2015. SVIRČE – THE NIGHT OF BOGDANUŠA

Pjaca Svirče

Pjaca Svirče

The first of the series of events called HVAR WINE TASTINGS  begins tonight,  in the heart of the Island of Wine! Traditional Night of Bogdanuša again will be held on the Pjaca -Square, authentic Mediterranean ambient. The evening begins at 21 pm and will participate Hvar winemakers, Plenković, Tomić, Carić, PZ Svirće and Duboković. Come and enjoy the wines of Hvar white variety Bogdanuša,  that will refresh you in this hot summer night!

And with the glass of  wine look at the sky and enjoy the embrace of Jupiter and Venus!

The event is organized ASSOCIATION “HVAR WINEMAKERS” & TOURIST BOARD OF JELSA

 

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Svirče – Večer bogdanuše