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PASQUALE PORCELLI – Special Guest of Fešta vina (Wine Fair) of Jelsa

We are welcoming Pasquale Porcelli, Italian wine journalist and a member of ONAV  (National Organization of the Tasters of Wine) to Fešta Vina.

Pasquale Porcelli

Pasquale Porcelli

“Our Association has been collaborating  with ONAV for many years,  we are  happy to  finally meet one of the representatives here on  Island of Hvar.

We remember  a few collaborations with ONAV Milano with Carlo Consonni, also

tasting  in Avellino,  with  ONAV  led by Giuseppe Ianonne at Wine Fredane Festival,

and tasting of Crljenak (Tribidrag)  compared with Primitivo wines  with  ONAV BAT ,

more can be  found about that event in article of Pasquale Porcelli:

https://www.winesurf.it/primitivo-crlienak-zinfandel-tre-in-uno/

said President of Hvar Winemakers Association, Ivana Krstulovic Caric, dipl. ing. agr.

 

Ivana Krstulovic Caric,dipl. ing. agr. President of Hvar Winemakers Association

Pasquale Porcelli is a freelance journalist, writing for Wine Surf .

The latest recognition for his work is “Special Mention for his knowledge and dedication for promotion of Apulian enogastronomy”

at Premio Terre del Negroamaro.

Pasquale Porcelli will be one of the tasters of the  Jelsa Summer Wine Tasting on 30.08.2019.     organized by Jelsa Tourist Board, our Association and Vinske Zvijezde (Wine Stars)!

 

 

Through four seasons, in our vineyards on Hvar – Ivana Krstulovic Caric – SUSTAINABLE ISLAND -23.05.2019. 7 PM -FESTIVAL OPENING- JELSA

Wine, Olive and Heritage Festival in Jelsa on  Island Hvar, will pe opened  with  the event named Through four seasons, in our vineyards on Hvar, where we will discover the true story about  the Mediterranean Diet.

A life cycle of the vineyards on Hvar we will discover with Ivana Krstulović Carić, dipl.ing.agr., leader of the project on sustainable tourism and agriculture of   the   Sustainable Island , Ivana is also a president of  Hvar Winemakers Association, consultant in food and agriculture sector,  sales and marketing  manager of Caric winery and  licenced tourist guide.

The event is created by the Association Sustainable Island in co-operation with Catering High School, Hvar Winemakers Association, Association Trim & Women’s Cooperative Faria and Tourist Board of Jelsa. 

We will enjoy in music, local food and wines!

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Galina Niforou

Master Class of Galina Niforou   “The Diversity is Our Treasure”- indigenous Bulgarian and Croatian grape varieties – Jelsa – 26.05.2019 – 11 AM

Galina is the chairwoman of  Bulgarian Wine Export Association (BWEA) and work hard to promote Bulgarian wines abroad. Galina is the founder and managing director of the Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival – very successful event, aiming to promote Balkan wines, that will take place next month  (5-9  June 2019) in  Sofia, Bulgaria.

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It celebrates the millennial wine-making tradition of the Balkan Peninsula as expressed in its modern Balkan wines – daily savored and loved by locals and more and more preferred by the wine lovers worldwide.

Galina Niforou has an engineer degree in Wine and Spirits Technology from the University of Food Technology, Plovdiv and she has specialized in Wine Marketing & Management MBA at Bordeaux International Wine Institute – INSEEC, Bordeaux, France.
During the 20 years in the wine industry in Bulgaria and abroad she has established herself as a specialist who successfully develops business strategies and creates brands of international significance. She consults wine producers and writes for different wine editions.

Galina is the chairwoman of  Bulgarian Wine Export Association (BWEA) and work hard to promote Bulgarian wines abroad. Galina is the founder and managing director of the Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival – very successful event, aiming to promote Balkan wines.

Master Class of Galina Niforou on  Wine, Oil and Heritage Festival

is named  “Diversity is Our Treasure – indigenous Bulgarian and Croatian grape varieties” and will present the wines of Bulgarian and Croatian producers.

26.05.2019 – 11 AM – Jelsa Municipality Ballroom – reservations  Info@tzjelsa.hr

 Vrachanski Misket 2018, Tipchenitza Winery   

Gramatik Melnik 55, Винарска изба Рупел – Rupel Winery
Elenovo Rubin 2015 Edoardo Miroglio wine
Elenovo Mavrud 2015 Edoardo Miroglio wine

Croatian wines:
Bogdanjuša 2018 – Caric
Pošip 2018- OPZ Svirče (cooperative Svirče)
Prč 2018 – Vujnović
Plavac mali barrique 2013- Tomić

#najbojeodHvara #JelsaWOH

Special Guest of The Wine, Olive and Heritage Festival 2019 – Giampaolo Gravina, Italian Philosopher and a Wine-Writer

We are welcoming special guest of our festival, Italian philosopher and a wine-writer, Giampaolo Gravina.

He has worked in wine for over 20 years, most of the time as a co-editor of the wine guide Vini d’Italia published by L’Espresso (15 editions: from 2002 to 2016).

Today he teaches Wine Aesthetics at Slow Food University in Pollenzo and Wine Writing at the Master in Food and Wine Philosophy of “Vita e Salute” University of Milan. His many books on wine include two Italian editions of Vini e Terre di Borgogna with co-author Camillo Favaro (ArteVino Editore 2012/2018; english translation just published in January 2019); Vini da scoprire, La riscossa dei vini leggeri (Giunti Editore, 2016/2017) and the latest Vini artigianali italiani (Paolo Buongiorno Editore, 2018) all with co-authors Armando Castagno and Fabio Rizzari.

Giampaolo Gravina

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

indigenous Hvar

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

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Vinarija Tomić

Vinarija & Konoba Huljić

Vinarija Duboković

Konoba Taula

Restoran Me and Mrs Jones

Spizza Fine Food & Drinks

SVIRČE

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