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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

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

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.

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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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FESTIVAL MEDITERANSKE PREHRANE SRDELA I VINO 04. – 07. 07. 2016.

PROGRAM:

Ponedjeljak, 04.07.2016. – SVIRČE

19:00, prostorije PZ Svirče

Priča o bogdanuši, radionicu vodi Vino u Sridu

21:00, PJACA

Svečano otvorenje festivala

VEČER BOGDANUŠE uz nastupe klape Veli kamik Performans „Nunc est bibendum“ (Sada moramo piti) – Festival Cerealia iz Rima

Utorak, 05.07.2016. – STARI GRAD
21:00, TRG ŠKOR

Degustacija hvarskih vina uz živu muziku Performans “I colori del cibo” (Boje hrane) – Festival Cerealia iz Rima

Srijeda, 06.07.2016 – VRBOSKA
18:00 Orijentacijski razgled Vrboske (hr/engl), polazak ispred Turističke zajednice mjesta Vrboske (prijave: ured Turističke zajednice mjesta Vrboske, tel: 00385 21 774 137/e-mail: info@vrboska.info)

19:00, Ribarski muzej Radionica o srdeli (prijave: ured Turističke zajednice mjesta Vrboska) 20:00, Konoba Vina Carić Tribina o mediteranskoj prehrani, organizatori: Agencija za upravljanje Starogradskim poljem i “Hvarski vinari” (dr. sc. Melanija Belaj i dr. sc. Jelena Ivanišević – Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, prof. Zorka Bibić i chef Ivo Buzolić, doc.dr.sc Ernesto di Renzo, Sveučilište Tor Vergata iz Rima, dr. William Skinner, Sveučilište u Adelaideu, moderator tribine – Ines Šprem enogastro spisateljica

21:30, Podva/drugi most

Degustacija hvarskih vina uz živu muziku

Četvrtak, 07.07.2016. – JELSA
19:00 Orijentacijski razgled Jelse (hr/eng), polazak ispred Turističke zajednice općine Jelsa (prijave: ured Turističke zajednice općine Jelsa, tel: 00385 21 761 017/e-mail: info@tzjelsa.hr)

20:30, Izložbena dvorana crkve Uznesenja Marijina

Otvorenje izložbe “Hvar – UNESCO-ov otok”
21:00 Trg sv. Ivana

Sajam tradicijskih proizvoda otoka Hvara

Nastup Kulturno-umjetničkog društva Jelsa i Žive riči

Degustacija hvarskih vina uz živu muziku

01:00 Službeno zatvaranje Festivala

ZA VRIJEME TRAJANJA FESTIVALA U ISTAKNUTIM RESTORANIMA ĆE SE NUDITI FESTIVALSKI MENU “SRDELA I VINO”
Organizator: Udruga Hvarski vinari Partneri događanja: TZ Grada Stari Grad, TZ Općine Jelsa, TZ Mjesta Vrboska, TZ SplitskoDalmatinske Županije, Muzej Općine Jelsa, Muzej Grada Staroga Grada, Agencija za upravljanje Starogradskim poljem, Udruženje ugostitelja otoka Hvara, KUD Jelsa, Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Živa Rič, Vino u sridu Gosti festivala: antropolozi prof. Ernesto Di Renzo – Sveučilište Tor Vergata u Rimu i William Skinner Sveučilište u Adelaidi, Ines Šprem Scigliano enogastro spisateljica Ceraealia: Lorenzo Acquaviva – recitator, Paola Sarcina – pjevačica, Giulia Picchi – plesačica, Gabriele Cioni – električna gitara, Karmaker Uttam Kumar – slikar

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

 

Svirče - Večer bogdanuše

Svirče – Večer bogdanuše

HVAR ISLAND, HVAR CULTURE AND WINE PRESENTATION IN ITALY

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Next week starts a tour of Hvar wineries in Italy. Will tell a story about our history and culture and present our indigenous vraieties such as Bogdanuša, Plavac mali, Pošip, Crljenak. It is a great pleasure to have as our partners Tor Vergata Univesity of Rome, AIS – Associazione Italiana Sommelier, ONAV – Organizzazione Nazionale Assagiatori di Vino, BIBENDA – Fondazione Italiana Sommelier, Cerealia, Vita Romana Association, Consortium Primitivo di Manduria, the Town of Mandura, Society of Croatian Community of Molise and Croatian Ambassy in Rome.

Our tour is supported by the Tourist Board of Split and Dalmatia County, Tourist Board of Jelsa and the Municipality of Jelsa and other Tourist Boards of the Hvar Island.

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THE NEXT STOP FOR HVAR WINEMAKERS IS MILAN!

On Monday 15 December in Milan, we’ll celebrate the visit of the HRT Symphony Orchestra   with the wines of Hvar and traditional Hvar cakes!

A reception will be held after the concert, with around 150 guests expected, among which will be the Deputy Mayor of Hvar town, Fabian Bronzović, the General Consul in Milan Mrs. Iva Pavić, Mr. Berislav Šipuš the Deputy Minister of Culture, Prof. Dr. Damir Grubiša the Croatian Ambassador to Italy, Ms. Ines Sprem the Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia and a number of other prominent guests, representatives of Italian institutions, foreign consulates and Croatian associations in Italy.

Hvar wine and desserts will be presented to the guests by the President of the Hvar Winemakers’ Association, Ivana Krstulović Caric, dipl.ing. , together with the Director of the  Faria Women’s Cooperative, Fedra Gamulin.

We will evoke our beautiful island for everyone, and urge them to discover it!

Hvar Winemakers’ Association & Faria Women’s Cooperative in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Hvar, the town of Hvar and the Consulate General in Milan.

Concert program:
Nicola Giuliani, conductor
Martina Filjak, piano

Blagoje Bersa: Idyll
Johannes Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 83
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite selection from 1 and 2
Petar Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Ballet Suite, Op. 71a

Sala Verdi del Conservatorio
Via Conservatorio, 12 – Milan

IT’S TIME FOR PLAVAC MALI FROM THE HVAR BEACHES!

This week we started harvesting the plavac mali from our island’s south slopes!

The steep southern slopes, bathed in sunlight and sea breezes, are Hvar’s most famous vineyards, extending from Zavala, Medvid Bod, Ivan Dolac and Jagodna to Sv. Nedjelja.

Pz Svirče Arija od mora

Pz Svirče
The sea breeze

Despite the harsh climate, grapes from the “Hvar Beaches” are of very good quality!

The most famous wines from these positions have evocative names such as Ivan Dolac (PZ Svirče i Vujnović), named after the village famous for its beautiful pebble beaches,  Plovac Ploški (Carić), meaning “Plavac from the beach“, Medvid (Duboković) named after the Medvid Bod, a hidden beach maybe the most beautiful of all, which once was home to the Mediterranean monk seal. 

Or they may simply be named Plavac, as in Plavac mali barrique (Tomić) or Zlatan Plavac (Plenković).

 

 

 

Sv. Nedjelja

Sv. Nedjelja – Golden reflection of the sunset

Ivo Carić  Ivan Dolac

Ivo Carić
Ivan Dolac

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Ivan Dolac

Plaža

The beach (Ivan Dolac)

 

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