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

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tomic and Master of Wine Jo Ahearne: A Vintage Partnership

Bastijana has been priviliged over the last 14 months to have enjoyed a great working relationship with Master of Wine Jo Ahearne, who in a short space of time has become part of the Tomic family.

Jo arrived last summer with the plan to make her own wine on Hvar, and it has been a thoroughly fascinating exchange of ideas and skills over that time, which have included two harvests. Bastijana has been delighted to help Jo in any way possible, while also benefiting from her considerable expert wine knowledge.

Jo is a regular visitor to the winery in Jelsa from her own base in Sveta Nedjelja, and we look forward not only to continued cooperation, but trying her eagerly awaited wines when they become available!

Tomic Wine Fans Show Their Appreciation in Different Ways

Customers who try Tomic wines expression their appreciation in different ways. The most common way is to murmer a few words of approval during the tasting, perhaps to send a message of thanks after the event. Still others take to social media and blogs to express their satisfaction.

But for some, inspiration gained from Tomic wines leads to creativity, as is clearly the case at Art Farm Mola Blaca on the UNESCO Stari Grad Plain, who recently posted on Facebook that not only was Tomic 'our favourite wine', but they had also designed their own Tomic logo and t-shirts!

Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the Tomic winery soon. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Wine Tasting Season Continues: Visit the Tomic Stand in Hvar Town

The summer may be over, but wine tasting is a year-round activity, and the team from Tomic, accompanied by other winemakers from the Hvar Wine Association, will be in action in Hvar Town on October 10, presenting a selection of their wines near the City Loggia.

The tasting coincides with the traditional sailboat festival, Festa Forske Pulene, which should add a little more romance to the occasion. Add to that the tunes of the legendary Rade Solaja, and it makes for an excellent evening of quality wine and company.

The Hvar Wine Association has not yet published the starting time, but it is usually 21:00, but check their Facebook page for the latest information

Monday, October 5, 2015

Veliki Plavac Mali: The Perfect Way to Say Farewell to Summer

And so another summer on the magical island of Hvar comes to an end.

It was a hot summer, one of the hottest in living memory, perfect for a glass or two of Tomic Opolo Nobil Rose.

It was a summer full of memories, and for some there was time to reflect on another successful tourist season. Some reflect with conversation, some with photographs, and others with style, as this fan photo from the Pakleni Island of Jerolim shows. How better to take in the last rays of a great summer than with a great bottle of Dalmatian red. A fitting setting for the Tomic Veliki Plavac Mali, a wine to match the magnificent setting.