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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wines of Croatia Discovers Veliki Plavac Mali

Bastijana was delighted to welcome our old friend Cliff Rames from New York recently. Cliff, who has done sterling work promoting Croatian wine on the international stage via his Wines of Croatia Facebook page and blog, enjoyed a tasting at the Bastijana winery, as well as dinner as new upscale wine bar Artichoke in Jelsa, where in addition to the excellent squid, he became acquainted with the Tomic Veliki Plavac Mali over dinner with Andro.

It must have made a lasting impression, as the Wines of Croatia Facebook cover photo has captured the memory for posterity.

Thanks for your vist and for the promotion, Clifff, and we look forward to seeing you in Jelsa again soon. 

Tomic in Zagreb: Visit us at VINOcom at Hotel Esplanade

The summer may be over, the grapes harvested and wine fermenting in tanks, but that does not mean there is nothing to do...

Continuing the promotion of Tomic wines, Bastijana will be taking part in the 10th Zagreb VINOcom fair at Hotel Esplanade this weekend, on Friday and Saturday.

If you are an old friend, a potential business associate or just curious about Tomic wines, come and visit us!

More information about the Zagreb VINOcom here