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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


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.


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.


Discovering Hvar the Island of Wine – Bogdanuša Evening in Svirče

It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones,

to listen to original Dalmatian music,

and sing along with Klapa Veli Kamik.

It was interesting to discover stories from our island’s medieval past

Bogdanuša Evening in Svirče

Bogdanuša Evening in Svirče

And all with a glass of Hvar’s Bogdanuša,

on a warm summer evening,

in a beautiful Pjaca in the heart of the ISLAND OF WINE.

Thank you all, because together we create our Hvar, Island of Wine!

Hvar Winemakers

St. Mary

St. Mary

Pjaca Svirče

Pjaca Svirče

Klapa Veli Kamik, Svirče

Otkrivajući Hvar Otok Vina – Večer bogdanuše, Svirče

Bilo je divno vidjeti stare prijatelje i upoznati nove,

slušati izvornu dalmatinsku glazbu

il zapjevati zajedno s klapom Veli Kamik.

Bilo je zanimljivo otkriti priče iz srednjovjekovne povijesti našega otoka.

Večer Bogdanuše  Svirče

Večer Bogdanuše

I sve to uz žmul hvarske bogdanuše,

u sparnoj ljetnoj noći,

na prekrasnoj Pjaci u srcu OTOKA VINA.

Hvala vam svima, jer zajedno stvaramo naš Hvar Otok Vina!

Hvarski vinari

Crkva sv. Marije

Crkva sv. Marije

Pjaca Svirče

Pjaca Svirče

Klapa Veli Kamik, Svirče




Panorama Vrboska

Vrboska from the roof of Sv Marija

This summer, Hvar Wine Tasting once again comes to the island’s village squares. On Tuesday, 15 July, 2014 at 9pm, you will be able to taste Hvar wines in Vrboska, down by the beautiful stone bridges in the Podva area.

Vrboska is one of the jewels of the island of Hvar, with art and architecture dating back to the 15th century, when it developed as the port of Vrbanj, with an attractive mix of renaissance, gothic and baroque styles.

While in Vrboska, before the Hvar Wine Tasting, you might like to visit the  Fisherman’s Museum to discover the rich history of fishing on the island. Or check out the nearby church of St Lawrence, where you can see art by Venetian and Croatian artists, while the impressive fortified church of St Mary of Mercy offers wonderful views from its roof.

View of Vrboska and the Church Fortress

Vrboska and its Church Fortress

Discover Hvar, Island of Wine!

9pm 15 July, 2014, Vrboska

Experience the wines of Hvar, this time with the fantastic Rade Šolaja, from 9pm in Podva (the upper harbour), near the second bridge!

Hvar Winemakers & the Tourist Board of Vrboska


Podva, Vrboska


See you soon in the island’s squares!

During the month of July, Hvar wines were featured at several events:  Bogdanuša Month at the Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar (Split), Bogdanuša Evening in Svirče, and Tasting of Hvar Wines on Škor Square (Stari Grad), as we celebrated Croatia’s entry into the European Union.

But that’s not all we have for you this summer! Look for Hvar wines at these upcoming events:

Tuesday, 30th July – Tasting of Hvar Wines on Škor Square (Stari Grad)

Saturday 3rd August – Tasting of Hvar Wines in Vrboska, in the Piaca by St Mary of Mercy (the Church Fortress)

Wednesday, 7th August Tasting of Hvar Wines on Škor Square (Stari Grad)

Wine tasting begins at 9pm.


Come to Svirče Where the Donkey Brays!

Day of Bogdanuša in Svirče
Saturday, 22 June 2013

By Ivana Krstulović Carić, dipl.ing.agr.
(original text published on OTOK HVAR, www.otok-hvar.com)

If the legend of the village name is true, it tells us that shepherds from Vrbanj playing on flutes (Croatian “svirala“) came and settled here, or alternatively that the name comes from the word “svir“, meaning “source” or “spring”. We will probably never know, but in any case, that’s not as important as what Svirče means today and what its future holds.


The village of Svirče

Svirče sits on a hillside opposite the village of Vrisnik, blending beautifully into the rural landscape. Some would call this the new Tuscany or Provence. But really, we’re just the island of Hvar and not anything else! The one and only – unique and original. We have survived through the centuries of popular uprising, Turkish attacks, wars and occupation, american pests: oidium, peronospora and phyloxera, economic crises…

The hands of our forefathers have shaped this area. Vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields, woods, streams, interlaced with dry-stone walls fascinate everyone who comes here. We ourselves are so bound up in everyday life that we forget to admire the beauty that surrounds us, we forget that our history and our heritage gives us a strong foundation for the future!

Zoga falo

A game of Zoga falo

Svirče, today, has a lot to offer. Svirče contains many stories that we are just beginning to tell the world. Our village is alive with old traditions, such as kolendanje, visiting our friends and neighbours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, singing traditional songs. In July, we have the annual St Mandalina village celebrations.  Young people here have not forgotten the old game of Zog Falo or handball. Diligent hands continue to renew the stone terraces, fighting for every square inch of arable land, because living on an island is not easy. The earth is poor, the climate unpredictable. In such an environment, the centuries have shaped an entirely different wine grape, deservedly called bogdanuša (God-given).

Why? Because it knows this island, because it feels good here. The best wine is produced on the rather poor, red soil in the stretch between Svirče and Vrboska.

Pjaca - degustacija bogdanuše

Celebrating Bogdanuša in the pjaca

Light and fresh, God-given for summer, for company and song. Let us celebrate it, in its heartland of Svirče, on our island of Hvar, 22 June 2013 in good company, with songs from Klapa Veli Kamik, a game of Zog Falo and an exhibition of paintings “Famous Svirčani”.

– See more at: http://www.otok-hvar.com/hr/vijesti-najave/hodte-u-svire-di-tovor-rie-664


Napisala Ivana Krstulović Carić, dipl.ing.agr.

(originalan tekst objavljen za portal OTOK HVAR, www.otok-hvar.com)

Je li je točna legenda o imenu sela, koja kaže da su pastiri iz Vrbanja svireći na sviralima otišli i nastanili se na ovom području ili je ime nastalo od riječi “svir”, što znači “izvor”, vjerojatno nikad nećemo saznati. Ma nije ni važno, ono što je važno, je što Svirče znači danas i kakva mu je budućnost.



Smješteno na brežuljku nasuprot sela Vrisnik stapa se u prekrasani ruralni krajobraz. Neki bi rekli nova Toskana, ili Provansa. Ma, mi smo samo otok Hvar i ništa drugo! Jedinstveni i svoji. Preživjeli smo kroz stoljeća  pučki ustanak, turske najezde, ratove i okupacije, američke pošasti; nedaću, žiložderu i peronošperu, ekonomske krize…
Ruke naših djedova oblikovale su ovaj prostor. Vinogradi, maslinici, polja lavande, šumarci, potoci optočeni suhozidima fasciniraju svakog tko tu dođe. Mi sami, pomalo uljuljani u svakodnevni život zaboravljamo diviti se ljepoti koja nas okružuje, zaboravljamo da je naša povijest i naša baština naše uporište za budućnost!
Ono što danas Svirče nudi, nije malo. Svirče krije mnoge priče, koje tek svijetu počinjemo pričati. Naše selo još uvijek živi stare običaje, poput kolendanja, seoskih fešti za blagdane (Sv. Mandalina), ovdje mladost nije zaboravila staru igru zvanu Zoga falo ili Balun od ruke. A vrijedne ruke nastavljaju obnavljati kamene terase, bore se za svaki pedalj obradive zemlje, jer živjeti na otoku nije lako. Zemlja je škrta, klima nepredvidiva. Baš u takvim uvjetima, stoljećima se oblikovala, jedna sasvim drugačija vinska loza, zasluženo nazvana bogdanuša (Bogom dana).
Zašto? Jer poznaje ovaj otok, jer se tu dobro osjeća. Najbolje vino daje na škrtoj zemlji i crvenicama koje se protežu od Svirača prema Vrboskoj.
Lagana i svježa, Bogom je dana za lito, za kumpanjiju i za pismu. Proslavimo je, tu gdje je njeno uporište, u Svirčima, na našem otoku Hvaru, 22. lipnja 2013.godine  uz dobro društvo, pismu klape Veli kamik, staru igru Zoga falo i izložbu slika “Slavni Svirčani”.

Zoga falo

Zoga falo

Pjaca - degustacija bogdanuše



– See more at: http://www.otok-hvar.com/hr/vijesti-najave/hodte-u-svire-di-tovor-rie-664#sthash.DW95kZkN.Ltpzm6PG.dpuf