There are more astronauts in the world than Masters of Wine, but the highly regarded wine experts are finding their way to Jelsa.
Of the 319 Masters of Wine, Tomic has been delighted to welcome two to the winery in recent months. This year's harvest and grape processing was made a lot more interesting with the arrival of Jo Ahearne MW at the winery. Jo, who has decided to make her own vintage within the Bastijana winery, spent two months in Jelsa working alongside the Tomic team and is due back this week to check on progress.
Bastijana was delighted to welcome Jo's Master of Wine colleague Angela Muir, who as Chairman of the Central and Eastern European Decanter World Wine Awards panel, is one of the region's most experienced wine experts, and Angela enjoyed her visit to Hvar and a journey around its wines, with some particularly complimentary comments about the Tomic Beleca. Angela was here as part of an international press trip ahead of Zagreb Vinocom 2014, from where this picture was taken. Read more about the press trip to Hvar here (day 1) and here (day 2).