The face of Andro Tomic is one of the most recognisable on the Croatian wine scene, but who else is behind the success at Bastijana? In the first in a short series, we meet some of the staff here in Jelsa, so that you can get to know them a little better.
First up is Silvana Duzevic, an island girl, who started working at Bastijana last year. A chemist by education, Silvana also speaks excellent English and is our main guide presenting the winery and its wines to visiting groups. With groups of up to 300 people last year, no group is too big!
When not helping visitors get more acquainted with the Tomic range, Silvana's passion is in line with her training - in the laboratory. She is currently working closely with Andro on the development of a new Bastijana product to add to our portfolio - more details soon!
When it comes to her favourite Tomic wine, there is little hesitation - the Plavac Mali Barrique.
"When it comes to wine, I generally prefer red, and I adore powerful wines with a strong aftertaste. As a local girl, plavac is a variety of my childhood and upbringing. The Barrique is a great wine."