Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pink Day Organisers Women on Wine Vote Tomic Opolo Nobile Best Croatian Rose


These are exciting times for the Croatian rose wine scene, with more and more quality roses coming to the market each year.

So much so in fact that a dynamic group of ladies and wine lovers formed an association five years ago called Women on Wine (WOW), with their main event each year being a great festival called Pink Day, a celebration of the rose wines of Croatia. It is an event which Bastijana is delighted to participate in, and we look forward to next year's edition.

WOW recently celebrated their fifth anniversary, and to honour it, they invited Restaurant Paradigma sommelier Roko Bekavac to a special tasting to find the best red, white and rose in Croatia:

The best rose is the Tomić Opolo Rose. “This rose won us over with aromas of ripe red fruits and fullness of body. It has a light, yet lovely bitter note,” the jury felt.

Read the full report here.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Festa Vina Jelsa: Join Us for the Biggest Wine Festival on the Adriatic


Jelsa is the town of wine on Hvar, and it has a proud wine tradition dating back centuries.

It also has the biggest wine festival on the Adriatic, a chance to celebrate with locals and try the finest wines from the island's producers, and as usual, Bastijana will be a proud participant in 2016.

Join us tomorrow evening in the pretty St. Ivan's Square just off the main square in Jelsa, for the regular weekly tasting of the Hvar Wine Association, including Tomic, for an evening of wine, live music and a wonderful Dalmatian atmosphere.

The biggest party of the festival will take place on Saturday, the biggest party of the year. What better way to celebrate than with a glass or two of Tomic wine? For more information about Festa Vina 2016, click here

Hektorovich and Beleca Available for Shipping All Over the EU


Good news for fans of Tomic wines who would like to drink a little Hvar magic at home...

We have many people visiting the winery in Jelsa who ask where they can buy Tomic wines internationally. There are a limited number of outlets around the world, but now there is also a reliable and affordable option from here in Croatia.

The Hektorovich Prosek has been on the initial list of wines offered for sale and delivery all over the EU by Zagreb-based company The Wine and More. Priced at 19.99 euro and with the ability to ship in flexible quantities and with the option of mixed cases, Hetkorovich has been making its way into homes all over the EU in recent months.

From next week, the Tomic Beleca will also be available, priced around 9.99 euro plus delivery. So now you do not need to limit your enjoyment of Tomic wines to visits to our winery or the many restaurants which offer the Tomic range on their wine lists. For more details about how to order, click here.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

New from Tomic: Meet the Posip 2015



Allow us to present our new product - premium quality dry white wine Pošip, vintage 2015.
The wine is made from a selection of grapes from Ager (location between Jelsa and Stari Grad) and the southern position of the island Hvar (vineyards around Milna and Hvar). 30% of young wine is aged for 6 months on fine lees in oak barrels, which gives the complexity of flavors. This exclusive wine (about 6,500 bottles) is best served at a temperature of 8-10 °C and perfectly accompanies octopus under baking bell the or grilled squids.

Price at the winery: 90.00 HRK (12 EUR) per bottle (0.75 l)

Here is it in the bottling process:

How Far Does Tomic Wine Travel? A 90-Point Plavac Tasting in Indonesia!


Tomic wine tastings take place in various places. The most common of course are in the comfort of our Bastijana winery in Jelsa, and we are open daily during the season (and otherwise by appointment) to introduce our range of wines. 

But sometimes, tastings take place without our knowledge, in faraway places, but surely not many have taken place as far away as... Bali in Indonesia!

Check out this video below from the team at Exotic Wine Travel, the moment when they are first introduced to Plavac, with a bottle of Tomic Plavac 2013. And with a rating of 90 points from the tasting, this will probably not be the last time Exotic Wine Travel will be checking out the pride of Dalmatia. 

To learn more about our wine tours, visit the Bastijana website

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Celebrate Tomic Beleca with Hvar's UNESCO Mediterranean Diet Tonight


Did you know that Hvar's diet has been officially recognised by UNESCO?

With such a healthy diet, based on quality olive oil and wine, it is perhaps hardly a surprise that Hvar, as well as six other locations on the Mediterranean, had its diet inscribed as UNESCO intangible heritage back in 2013, the fifth UNESCO heritage for this amazing island.

The Hvar Wine Association has decided to celebrate this event together with its partners, and a Festival of the Mediterranean Diet is currently taking place on the island, celebrating the Hvar story of wine and sardines. Tonight the action moves to Jelsa, with a wine tasting at St. John's Square, but not before you have the chance to enjoy a glass or two of Tomic Beleca, accompanied with some specially priced dishes for the festival at participating restaurants Me and mrs Jones, Taula and Spizza. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

We are All Millennials: Andro Tomic at Opening of Pharos bayhill hvar hotel


No Hvar party is complete without Andro Tomic, and the Jelsa winemaker was a very contented guest at the recent opening of the newly refurbished Suncani Hvar hotel, Pharos bayhill hvar.

The former two-star hotel has undergone a 7 million euro makeover, and it is something of a departure for the hotel scene on the island, aimed at the millennial market.

It may be aimed at the younger crowd, but one thing remains the same - the quality of the wine on offer, and if you would like to try some of the Tomic range while staying at Pharos (or any other Suncani Hvar hotel this summer), ask your waiter, who will point out some of the Tomic favourites on the list.