Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Women on Wine (WOW) Meet Tomic Opolo Rose


The Croatian rose scene has become much more high profile in recent years, thanks largely to the efforts of the fabulous ladies from Women on Wine (WOW), whose annual Pink Day event in Zagreb has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Croatian wine calendar.

A very pleasant evening in Zagreb last Thursday, as the ladies from WOW at a promotional event for Reviderm. Andro's daughter Janica presented the 2015 Opolo Nobile 2015 which is drinking very nicely. Why not come by our cellars in Jelsa and taste for yourself?



Drink Tomic Wines in a Game of Thrones Location: Vinski Podrum in Split!


It is one of the most impressive wine tasting locations on the cicuit, as well as being perhaps even better known as a filming location for Game of Thrones, and the Tomic team will once more be in action in the basement of UNESCO World Heritage Site Diocletian's Palace in Split on May 20-21, for the annual Vinski Podrum fair.

Doors are open from 13:00 - 21:00. Learn more about the event here, and we hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Andro Tomic and Jo Aheane MW: The Hvar Rose Dream Team in Zagreb


A wonderful day in Zagreb yesterday at the 4th Pink Day at Mimara, organised by the fabulous ladies from Women on Wine.

Andro was of course on hand with his Opolo Nobile, and he was photographed with one of the stars of the show, Master of Wine Jo Ahearne, who was presenting her Ahearne Rosina, made from 100% Darnekusa grapes, for the first time. Feedback has been outstandingly positive.

Jo shared this photo on her Facebook page with the following message:

"Andro Tomic and Ahearne Rosina - would never have been made without him and the Tomic family. Hvala puna."

Congratulations on this first successful public outing for Rosina, Jo, and we look forward to seeing you back at Bastijana very soon. 

A Big Day for a Great Tomic Friend: Jo Ahearne MW Debuts Hvar Rose at Pink Day


A regular and very popular figure at Bastijana in the last year has been Master of Wine Jo Ahearne. Jo, one of just 350 Masters of Wine in the world, made the decision to move to Hvar and become the first Master of Wine to produce wine in Croatia.

The Tomic family was delighted to help her out at the beginning, offering her a little space in the winery and a little logistical help. After all, it is not every day a Master of Wine turns up on your island wanting to make wine!

Jo has since found her own premises in Sveta Nedjelja and has been busy producing her very own rose, from the indigenous Hvar variety, Darnekusa. Jo will be presenting tank samples of the rose at today's Pink Day in Zagreb - an historic day in the history of Croatian wine.

Good luck Jo, and many thanks for your friendship, knowhow and contribution to the Hvar wine scene.

Tomic in Zagreb Supporting Pink Day - Today!


There is only one colour in Zagreb today - pink!

The energetic ladies from Women on Wine are opening their doors at Mimara at midday today, for the fourth Pink Day event, celebrating the very finest of Croatian rose.

A fantastic event, which is growing every year, and here is Andro at last year's Pink Day, where he produced a special Opolo Nobile label for the event.

See you there! For more information about the event, click here

Monday, March 7, 2016

Andro Tomic Interview: Time for an Explosion of Island Wine


These are exciting time for the winemakers of Hvar, and for Croatian island winemakers in general. Indigenous grape varieties are being discovered by international experts, new innovations are being recognised, and interest in Croatian wine generally is on the increase.

Andro Tomic recently gave a detailed interview on the subject on the rise and potential of island wine for Blue Oyster. To read the full interview (in Croatian), click here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

US Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer Discovers Tomic Beleca


Among the many distinguished guests at the winery in 2015, Bastijana was delighted to welcome Cliff Rames from Wines of Croatia, an old friend of Hvar wine. On this visit, Cliff brought American Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer on his first visit to Croatia, and the two American experts enjoyed a tasting of the Tomic range with our very own Master of Wine Jo Ahearne.

Cliff subsequently interviewed Fred on his impressions of Hvar, and we are delighted to see that the Tomic Beleca was one of the highlights:

"I was particularly impressed by the purity of the whites. The Tomić Beleca, a blend of indigenous varieties from Hvar, was awesome—just so juicy and refreshing."


Thank you for your visit, Gentlemen, and we look forward to seeing you back in Jelsa soon.