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ZAGREB VINO.COM FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY!

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Visit “Hvar Winemakers” at the Zagreb Vino.COM Festival, this weekend at hotel Esplanade in Zagreb. Tomić, Carić and Plenković wines you can taste, as every year in Emerald Ballroom:

 

E24……….PLENKOVIĆ, ZLATAN OTOK d.o.o.

E25……….CARIĆ, VINO-HVAR  d.o.o.

E26……….TOMIĆ, BASTIJANA d.o.o.

WINE JOURNALISTS TO VISIT HVAR WINEMAKERS ASSOCIATION

This year, wine journalists are visiting us, organized by Festival Zagreb VINOcom, being held for the 9th year in Zagreb’s Esplanade Hotel  (28.-29. 11. 2014.). Immediately before the Festival, a group of 29 journalists will visit several Croatian wine regions, including the island of Hvar.

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Stari Grad Plain

Members of the Hvar Winemakers’ Association will be presenting their wines at a tasting given at the Tomić Winery on Tuesday (11/25/2014) Before the guided tasting, President Ivana Krstulović Carić, dipl.ing.agr, will give a short presentation “Hvar Island of  Wine”, explaining the activities of the association.

At the event, we will be joined by representatives of local authorities and tourist offices, who, along with the winemakers helped to bring about this visit.

The next day we will tour the central part of the island, showing the most important characteristic wineslopes of Hvar, such as terraced vineyards, the Stari Grad Plain and Hvar Beaches. The program will include visits to wineries: Pinjata in Vrboska, Plenković – Zlatan Otok in Sv. Nedjelja, and  PZ Svirče in Svirče.

As the story of Hvar wines would not be complete without its cultural and historical side, the journalists will be accompanied by tour guides Ivana Krstulović Carić and Siniša Matković Mikulčić.

What will the wine journalists write about Hvar – Island of Wine? We shall find out soon!

 

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)

 

12.08.2014. ITALY – WINE FREDANE FESTIVAL, CROATIA – HVAR WINE TASTINGS

Today is an important day for the wines of Hvar!

Tonight Hvar Wine Tastings will be held at Škor Square in Stari Grad (Faros) at 9 p.m.

We will enjoy in the music of the Band Repassage from Split, while we taste the wines of Hvar, plavac, bogdanuša, opolo…

Delicatessen of Hvar

Delicatessen of Hvar

Do not miss to taste the sweet snacks of Ženske Zadruga Farija (Women Cooperative Fari)! Arancini, Figolini, Starogrojske paprenjoci…

While we will be preparing the Event in Stari Grad, in Italy at Wine Fredane Festival near Avellino in Campania, an Hvar Wine Workshop will be held.

Hvar Wine Tastings

Hvar Wine Tastings

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What impression will make Hvar wines? We hope the wines will transmit the odor of Hvar clear sea and taste of the Hvar soil, that the farmer were “stealing” for centuries from the Hvar rocks and that the wines will tell the story about turbulent and proud Hvar history!

Let the wines of Hvar to be the most beautiful invitation for our Hvar, the Island of Wine!

Radionica o Hvaru Otoku Vina  - Hvar the Island of Wine Workshop

Radionica o Hvaru Otoku Vina – Hvar the Island of Wine Workshop

Hvar Winemakers

 

 

Hvar Wine Tasting – Stari Grad (Faros) 29 July 2014

On Tuesday 29 July, we continue our tour of the island of Hvar.

This time, we shall see you in Stari Grad from 9pm,

in the lovely Škor square where Dalmatia is reflected in all its beauty!

The stone walls of Stari Grad’s old houses with their green shutters, and caper bushes adorning the steps and balconies.

Enjoy yourself with a glass or two of Hvar wine accompanied by live music from Split band Repassage.

Dalmacija u punom sjaju Trg Škor, Stari Grad

Dalmacija u punom sjaju – Dalmatia in all its glory – Trg Škor, Stari Grad

We guarantee you will have a great time!

Hvar Winemakers & the Tourist Board of the City of Stari Grad

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