Hvar is the island of wine, its beautiful landscape is shaped by the vineyards.

Indigenous varieties are grown in the Hvar Wine Region such as Plavac mali, Bogdanuša, Prč, Darnekuša, Pošip,  and many more.

Its long history of winemaking began more than 24 centuries ago, and has marked the life of the islanders.  The festival “Hvar otok vina” – Hvar, Island of Wine will be held on May 10 & 11 in Hvar town to celebrate this long tradition of winemaking on the Island as a part of the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of organised tourism on Hvar. 



Thursday 10.05.2018.
ine & live music

While you enjoy tasting our wines, Hvar’s rising star, young Dino Petrić will sing for you

Dino Petrić

Dino Petrić

Friday 11.05.2018.
11:00h       Hotel RIVA  (Sunčani Hvar) – HVAR TOWN

Master classesreservation on e-mail: info@hvar-otok-vina.org    (limited number of places)

Mario Meštrović – Technology- Knowledge- Freshness in Dalmatian white wines

Mario Meštrović

Mario Meštrović

Mario Meštrović is a Croatian sommelier with an International ASI Diploma – Golden Certificate and  Diploma of Croatian Sommelier Club (Hrvatski Sommelier Klub)

Wine judge: Decanter World Wines Awards, London, IceWine du Monde 2012, 2013, 2018, 2014. Maribor Sommelier selection 2015. Muvina, Slovakia 2012. 2013.
2015. 2016. 2017. 2018. Vinař Roku, Prag, (The best winemaker of the year)
Czech Republic 2015. 2016. Salon of sparkling wines, Slovenia 2018.

This Master Class will describe white wines produced on the island, both monovarietal and  blends, of varieties such as Bogdanuša , Prč, Pošip, Maraština, from the cellars of Tomić, Carić, PZ Svirče. Brača Plančić, Vujnović and Zlatan Otok-Plenković.

Bartolomeo Roberto Lepori – Plavac Mali: the noble son of a royal vine that crossed the oceans: Tribidrag/Primitivo/Zinfandel

Roberto Lepori is an Italian sommelier, wine journalist (La Cucina Italiana, Papageno, Vitae and others) and a wine judge: Città del Vino “La Selezione del Sindaco” in Italy; Franciacorta in Villa in Italy; Sangiovese Purosangue contest in Italy; International Wine Challange in England; The Michelangelo Wine and Spirit Awards in South Africa; International Wine Competition “Southern Russia” in Russia; BeoWine in Serbia; Montevino Competition in Montenegro; RoWine in Romania; Balkan International Wine Competition in Bulgaria, and others.

Roberto Lepori

Roberto Lepori

Roberto often works with Network Television on the themes of food, and wine and has produced and interpreted documentary films on tourism and travel.

This Master Class will decribe the fascinating story of the history of Plavac Mali and its ancestors, that traveled across the Adriatic sea and far away across the ocean.

Thanks to a collaboration with Assoenologi sezione Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria (National Association of the Enologists and Enotechnicians of Italy) we will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Primitivo wines that represent different terroirs of the Apulia region:

Soc. Agricola POLVANERA di Filippo Cassano & C. APOLLONIO
and Croatian Tribidrag or Crljenak from Zlatan Otok – Plenković, as the introduction to the story of Plavac mali of our members : Tomić, Carić, Pz Svirče, Brača Plančić.

Important anniversaries in 2018

160th anniversary of the meteorological station on Hvar, one of the oldest in Europe and the 160th anniversary of the birth of the inventor of dactyloscopy, Ivan Vucetic of Hvar.

The festival is organised by the Hvar Winemakers’ Association in collaboration with the Tourist Board and Hvar Town, and sponsors Sunčani Hvar Hotels & Assoenologi.