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. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Harmonious Sounds of Fermentation at Tomic

Following the example of our great architect Bašić and his famous organs, we in our vinery are also trying to create sound, harmonious sound. Silent fermentation of wine frees up the carbon dioxide which, while passing through the entry point of the tank, produces certain sound which depends on the phase of fermentation and the level of new vine in the tank, which can be regulated. In that way, we produce harmonious sound chords which entertain us during picking and processing of grapes.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Andro Tomic Welcomes Cliff Rames and Fred Dex MS to Jelsa

An American wine theme in Jelsa last night, as Andro Tomic was on hand with other winemakers to welcome two distinguished wine experts from the United States for a dinner with wine tasting at new Jelsa winebar Artichoke.

Cliff Rames is a great friend of Croatian wine and the international pioneer of wine promotion for the country, and he has made a magnificent contribution from his New York base with his Wines of Croatia blog.

Cliff has been joined on this trip by Master Sommelier Fred Dex, on his first trip to Croatia, and what better place to start than in the town of wine in Jelsa. The two managed a quick trip to visit Master of Wine Jo Ahearne and her operation in Sveta Nedjlelja before sitting down to check out the latest from the Hvar wine scene.

Thanks for your visit Cliff and Fred, and we look forward to your next visit. Keep up the promotion, States side!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tomic Named in Top Hvar Wine Tasting Experiences

Wine tourism on Hvar has really taken off in the last few years, and the team at Bastijana is busy throughout the year, welcoming groups from 2 to 300 to the Tomic cellars in Jelsa. Wine tasting gives tourists a chance to try some wines from grape varieties usually unfamiliar to them, and the tasting experience has become an important promotion for the island's winemakers. Here are five great tasting experiences on Hvar, including Tomic.

The Bastijana team is ready for your visit. Simply book your tasting in advance via our website.

Tomic Taking Part in Festival Cerealia in Stari Grad Tomorrow

Tomic wines are in action once more tonight in a rather different festival in Stari Grad, as explained by the Hvar Wine Association:

We are honoured to announce the first in a series of reciprocal visits in cooperation with Italian organizations. This year’s visit to Rome, as part of a tour “Presentation of the island of Hvar, Hvar culture and wine” organized by the Croatian Embassy in Rome, has resulted in cooperation with Festival Cerealia. Cerealia is a festival dedicated to cereal grains such as wheat and barley, and the idea comes from ancient Rome. http://www.cerealialudi.org/ Read more... 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bastijana Welcomes Chicago Wine Merchants Terraneo to Jelsa

It has been another busy summer at the Bastijana winery in Jelsa with many tourists coming for the Tomic wine tasting experience, as well as various other international arrivals.

Bastijana was delighted to welcome the team from Terraneo Merchants in Chicago, an American wine merchant specialising in wines from this region.

Many thanks for your visit, and for posting pictures of the visit on Facebook, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. 

Wine is Coming Home: Tomic at Festa Vina Jelsa Wine Festival

It is one of the great weekends of the Jelsa tourism calendar, and this year will be no exception.

For the first time the Hvar Wine Association will be presenting its wines as a key part of the much-loved Festa Vina, or Jelsa Wine Festival, and the Tomic team will be among them. Donkey races, tug o'war and some indigenous gourmet delights - it promises to be a great event. See you there! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wine Tasting at Tomic: An Experience for Groups of All Sizes

There is no doubt that wine tourism is on the rise on the island of Hvar, as more tourists discover its rich 2,400 year history.

At Bastijana, we pride ourselves on giving the best possible tasting experience, and the winery's doors are open to visitors to sample some (or all!) or the Tomic range in the comfort of the Tomic cellars in Jelsa.

From individual to group tasting, our team is ready for your visit by prior appointment, and the winery can cater to larger groups, such as these 30 Dutch ladies who enjoyed their visit last month.

For more information about our group tasting services, visit our website or contact us on bastijana@gmail.com

Tomic Featured by Travel Break and Huffington Post Writer Stephanie Be

The international promotion of Tomic and Hvar wines continues, and Bastijana was delighted to welcome American writer and blogger Stephanie Be to the winery in Jelsa recently.

Stephanie tried a range of Tomic wines in a busy day exploring Hvar beyond the party, and you can read her article about her visit here, which included Tomic.

Thanks for your visit, Stephanie, and we hope to see you back in Jelsa soon.

What To Do on Your Very First Day in Europe? Wine Tasting at Tomic

How would you spend your first ever day in Europe?

This was a dilemma facing talented Canadian photographer Taylor Burk, as he jetted into Split for an assignment.

The lure of Hvar and the calling of Tomic wines seemed to persuade him, and Bastijana was delighted to play its role in what seemed the perfect day - seaplane to Jelsa, wine tasting at Tomic, a tour of Hvar Town, beach time on the Pakleni Islands, and back to Jelsa for a rather unusual dinner.

Taylor captured everything very well on this video of his first day in Europe. Thanks for your visit Taylor, and I hope all your days in Europe are as memorable...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tomic and Hvar Wine Association in Stari Grad Tonight

It has been a busy summer for Tomic wine promotion on the island, and the latest event takes place tonight in the pretty square of Skor in Stari Grad, as the Hvar Wine Association presents the winesof its members from 21:00 tonight. 

Live music, a great atmosphere in one of Hvar's most picturesque squares, and a glass or two of Tomic - why would you spend your evening anywhere else?

See you there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tomic and Hvar Wine Association Tasting Dates and Locations

This summer sees more wine tastings than ever by the Hvar Wine Association, and Tomic is delighted to be a proud and active supporter of these great events. The tastings typically include five producers from the association (Tomic features in them all), set in pretty Dalmatian squares and with live music. A perfect way to discover Dalmatian tradition and its excellent wines. The dates:

July 17 - Jelsa
July 21 - Stari Grad
July 29 - Vrboska
August 3 - Vrbanj
August 19 - Svirce
August 19 - Jelsa
August 23 - Ivan Dolac

Huffington Post Writer Stephanie Be Meets Andro Tomic in Jelsa

The international promotion of Hvar wine continues, and Bastijana was delighted to welcome influential travel blogger and Huffington Post contributor Stephanie Be earlier this week.

Stephanie was on a whistle-stop 12-hour tour of the island, researching Hvar beyond the party, and she found time to enjoy a tour of the winery and try a selection of the Tomic range.

Thanks for your visit, Stephanie. We hope you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. 

Andro Tomic Features on HRT1 Susur Jelsa

Some excellent promotion of Jelsa on national television, as Nevena Rendelli and the HRT team spent a week on the island reporting on the characters of Hvar.

Taking centre stage on the main square throughout the show, much of which was broadcast live, was Andro and friends enjoying a little bevanda. You can watch the entire show below, or Andro begins at 17:35.

Tomic and Hvar Wine Tasting in Jelsa Tomorrow Night

The wine promotion continues, and the team from Bastijana will be pouring Tomic wines in the pretty square of St. John in Jelsa, just off the main square, from 21:00, as the Hvar Wine Association conducts its latest tasting event.

All welcome. See you there! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tomic Prosek: Keeping the Memory of Hvar Alive in Iowa

Wine is about savouring the bottle, but it is also about memories of a place, and while a vacation may come to an end, the memories of a visit to Jelsa can live on long into the future, especially when accompanied by a little glass of Tomic in a faraway place.

A glass of our dessert wine Prosek Hektorovich, for example, and we were delighted to continue to play a part in the Jelsa memories of this Jelsaphile from Iowa, who posted the picture and message above, before leaving the States and heading once more to Jelsa.

Thanks Lee, and we hope you enjoyed, and we hope to see you in our winery on this trip. We have a new Prosek to try, called Moro. 

Tomic and Hvar Wines Featured in Exclusive Poslovni Dnevnik

The Hvar wine story has made significant progress in recent years, with plenty of national and international coverage. Bastijana is a proud member of the very active Hvar Wine Association, and the promotion of the Hvar wine story continues through tastings and press coverage.

The latest very positive promotion which features Andro Tomic and other Hvar winemakers is a special feature in the latest addition of Exclusive Poslovni Dnevnik. 

Meet the Latest in the Tomic Range: Prosek Moro

The Tomic range is expanding...

After the introduction of our Euforija liqueur range and powerful Veliki Plavac Mali last year, now it is time to add to our beloved Hektorovich Prošek dessert wine with another Prošek, Moro, which you can find in our Bastijana winery in Jelsa.

Prošek Moro is a premium sweet dessert wine produced in a traditional way from fully ripe and raisined grapes of the variety Plavac Mali. Moro is sweet and rich but well balanced in taste with the varietal aromas of plums and dark cherries, dried figs, raisins and notes of caramel, leather tobacco and sweet spice. We recommend enjoying it with a variety of desserts, blue cheeses...
Alc.: 15.9 % vol. ; Residual sugar: 90.7 g/l ; Content: 0.5 L

Tomic Presenting Wines at Festival GUŠTI O'ŠKOJA in Vrboska

There is no denying the fact that Vrboska is one of the prettiest venues in Dalmatia for both tourism and wine tasting, and the Hvar Wine Association tastings which have been held there have been among the best attended with a great atmosphere. See the video below for one example.

The team from Tomic will be making the short journey along the coast on July 5 and 6 to take part in a new gastro festival, Festival GUŠTI O'ŠKOJA. It promises to be a great couple of days, and we look forward to see you there.

Tomic at Bogdanusa Night Tasting Tomorrow in Svirce

The 2015 summer wine tasting season on Hvar has begun, and Bastijana is delighted to be once again playing an active role in the activities of the Hvar Wine Association.

Svirce is the place to be tomorrow evening for Bogdanusa Night, a chance to sample Hvar's famous indigenous white grape which is only grown on the island and translates as 'a gift from God'.

The event starts at 21:00 and will take place on the charming main square of the village, 2km from Jelsa.

Wines of Balkans Reviews Veliki Plavac Mali

It is always nice to hear from Dusan Jelic of Wines of Balkans, a great friend of Bastijana and Hvar wines in general. Dusan is a regular visitor to Jelsa, having discovered its charms as a family holiday resort a few years ago, and he kindly reviewed the Tomic Veliki Plavac Mali 2011 in his latest blog.

Many thanks, Dusan, and we look forward to seeing you in Jelsa soon.

TOMIĆ   Veliki Plavac Mali

Vintage: 2011

Varietal composition: Plavac Mali

Grape sourcing: Island of Hvar

Alcohol: 15%

On the nose it is typical representative of Plavac mali with aromas of dried plum and dried fig and black berries. Alcohol is high but well integrated. The wine is very well structured with a huge energy that will be gradually releasing with ageing. Tomić’s Plavac is a great exponent of Plavac Mali showing the great synergy between weather conditions in Dalmatia and this grape variety. It’s no surprise that Plavac Mali makes a perfect match with the Dalmatian wine story.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tomic by the Glass: Andro on TV at Opening of Artichoke Wine Bar

Another significant step was taken in Jelsa recently in the renaissance of its great wine story, as the first restaurant/wine bar, offering local wines by the glass, opened on the new riva.

Andro Tomic was on hand to attend the very pleasant opening night at Artichoke, and he was interviewed by Croatian national television on the latest chapter in the Jelsa wine story. Check out his interview below, as well as having a tour of Artichoke, where you can now enjoy Tomic wines by the glass.

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Brief Overview of Hvar Wine History


Homeland of vines and paths by which it won the world continue to be a research topic. It is known that the vine in the Mediterranean existed for more than 3,500 years, and that the Greeks, in the 4th century BC, during the colonization of the island, began to organized produce this culture. The beginnings were in the area of today’s Stari Grad, where the commercial and administrative town of Pharos was located. Two centuries later the Romans conquered the island and spread vineyards into all fertile habitats and improved the production of wine. They parceled out the Stari Grad Plain in numerous square plots with great geometric precision; those parcels represents an exemplary organization of agricultural complex called the ager pharensis. The latest research shows that there are even older Greek ager under today's visible Roman ager.

The remains of ancient cultures, such as villa rusticas, wine presses, amphoraes, ornaments, sculptures of Roman motifs and money with figures of Demeter, Dionysus and Libera confirms the high impact of grapes and wine on the economic and social life on the island. From those days and until today the vine directly affects on all civilization flows on the island and remains an unavoidable companion of man by serving him as food, drink and merriment.


Almost the entire population of the island in the Middle Ages was engaged in viticulture and wine production, although production was not great. The grape harvest iregularly brought wine for the month of consumption, and (according to some people) that was the reason why the wine was so often drank diluted.

However, because of inadequate cellars, the wine was often ruined. Growing vines, like winemaking, at that time in general was pretty primitive. But despite all the shortcomings, the signficance of the vine for the life of the island's population was huge, because exactly wine was most often exchanged for grain.

It is known that the agrarian relations in the Hvar commune in the Middle Ages was based on the colonat. A private owner leased his land under the condition of giving the fruits in the amount of 1/6 to 1/3, depending on the distance of land from the village and its fertility. The tenants were required to cultivate the land within specified time limits. Otherwise they had to pay a fine, and sometimes they would lose the leased land. They were not allowed to harvest the fruits of the land without the master's knowledge and consent. Also they could not leave the vineyard without his permission, until the vine was giving grapes. Colonat leases were hereditary, so the tenant could leave it to one of the sons or to his wife.


Different circumstances influenced the further development of viticulture and wine production on island of Hvar. Ups and downs occurred depending on the price of wine in the market, the quality of the harvest, disease and pest attacks, the political situation.

In the 19th century there was a sharp rise in the price of wine in the Adriatic.  Back then Hvar produced little more than 18 000 hl of wine. Winegrowers on Hvar tried to plant a good type of vines, those that are most appropriate for the soil. In the 1830s 1/6 of island arable land was planted with vines.

The highlight of of viticulture and wine production on the island of Hvar  came at the end of the 19th century. In that time, about 5,750 hectares of land was covered with vineyards and production was up to 90,000 hectoliters of wine. It was mainly production of red wine. The agreement signed between Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1892 enabled Italy preferential export of their wines, and thus lowered the price of Croatian wines by 5 times! This tragedy has underlined with the emergence of phylloxera, which caused a large emigration into the overseas countries. Peronospora and phylloxera have certainly left a negative trace on wine production.

In the period between the two wars viticulture revived again, but it never reached the level of the previous cultivation, because it was almost fully destroyed during the war. But  now, it produces more white than red wine.

Andro Tomic Interview by Croatian National TV at Velo Grablje Opening

Andro Tomic is a passionate supporter of the heritage of Hvar, and he was delighted to be invited to the opening of the latest chapter in the rebirth of the lavender village, Velo Grablje.

The village finally has its own restaurant, after the owners of popular Hvar Town restaurant Djordjota Vartal opened up their family home at a private opening party of the new Konoba Zbondini.

Croatian national television was on hand to record the event, and Andro spoke to them over a glass over Beleca. Check out his interview below.

Tomic Welcomes Delegation from 11th International Conference: Challenges of Europe

Things are getting busier on Hvar, as we head into the summer season, and it is not just tourists heading for the beach who are coming to the island.

Hvar was a co-host of the 11th International Conference: Challenges of Europe this week, and its keynote speakers included Nobel Prize winner Professor Joseph Stiglitz.

After the hard work of trying to fix Europe's economic problems, a delegation from the conference had time to unwind a little with a visit to Tomic in Jelsa and a sampling of the quality wines of Hvar.

Thank you for your visit and for holding the conference on Hvar. We look forward to seeing you again next year. For images from the conference, click here.

Tomic Wines Available by the Glass in New Jelsa Wine Bar

Jelsa is the famous town of wine on the island of Hvar, an island with a proud 2400-year wine tradition.

The island once had some 5700 hectares of vines under cultivation, and today that number is just 280, but the Hvar wine story is undergoing a renaissance in recent years, and Bastijana is proud to play its part.

The latest great development in the town of wine is the opening next week of the first wine bar/restaurant in Jelsa - Artichoke - which is sure to be a great addition to tourism in Jelsa. It will also be the first place in Bastijana's home town where the Tomic range can be tasted by the glass outside the winery itself.

The Hvar wine story continues... 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Taste Tomic Wines in a UNESCO Game of Thrones Filmset

For some people the atmosphere and ambiance is an essential part of the tasting experience. If you are one of those people and are near Split next week, why not combine a tasting of the Tomic range with a visit to a Game of Thrones filmset in a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Bastijana will be taking part in the 3rd Vinksi Podrum gastro fair in the basement of Diocletian's Palace on May 22 and 23, along with other winemakers from the Hvar Wine Association and national producers.

We look forward to welcoming you to this historic and atmospheric event! 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tomic Features in Catalonia/Dalmatia Masterclass at Dalmacija Wine Expo

This year's Dalmacija Wine Expo in Split was another successful promotion of the wines of Dalmatia. The event, which took place at Radisson Blu in Split, included various seminars and other events, and Bastijana was delighted to be included in a fascinating masterclass on the wines of Catalonia and Dalmatia by wine expert Miquel Hudin of Vinologue.

The Tomic Plavac Mali 2008 Barrique was one of only three wines from Dalmatia featured in the class, with the other two winemakers represented bring Bibich and Rizman - nice company! Thanks Miquel for a very interesting presentation, and we look forward to seeing you in Jelsa soon.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Andro Tomic Attends Exclusive Wine Tasting Event on Solta

A little island-hopping for Andro Tomic this weekend, as the Bastijana chief was delighted to accept an invitation to perform an exclusive wine tasting with just two other international winemakers at the exclusive Martinis Marchi on the island of Solta. 

The event was promoted by the organisers thus: Enjoy and discover three very different European wine regions presented by the "three masters of wine".

Andro was joined by "Marchesi Fumanelli" (Italy, Valpolicella) and "Meßmer wine estate" (Germany, Palatinate), and the Tomic wines served on a very pleasant evening all round were Opolo Nobile, Beleca, Plavac mali barrique 2009 and Prošek.

To learn more about the event, click here

Friday, April 24, 2015

Visit Tomic at Dalmacija Wine Expo in Split

Living in Split and looking to taste Tomic wines?

The team from Bastijana will once more be attending Dalmcija Wine Expo at the Radisson Blu Hotel, with will be held today and tomorrow. Doors open for professionals and the trade at 11:00, with the general public allowed entrance from 15:00 on both days, until 20:00.

We hope to see you there! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

10 Reasons to Visit Hvar in May: Tomic Wines

May is a delightful month to visit the island of Hvar.

The sea is warm, the crowds not yet here, and there is an expectancy of the season, without the stress.

Leading Croatian media outlet Croatian Hot Spots has come up with 10 reasons to visit the sunniest island in Europe in its most beautiful month, and Bastijana is delighted that the Tomic winery is included in the list. Read the article here, and we hope to see you in May! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Andro Tomic Featured in Vinske Price (Wine Stories)

Andro Tomic is once more in the news...

Having hosted Sunday Times Travel a few days ago, Andro's latest media appearance comes in the well-respected Vinske Price (Wine Stories) website. You can read the full article (in Croatian) here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Summer Must Be Coming: 2014 Opolo Nobile Rose is in the Bottle!

People are often surprised to learn that Hvar is not only a quality wine-making island, but also that its range includes quality rose wines.

The Tomic Opolo Nobile Rose is one of our most popular wines, perfect for summer drinking or as an aperitif, and it is very popular among the top restaurants on the luxury Hvar Town waterfront.

And in a sign that summer must be getting closer, the 2014 Opolo Nobile went into the bottle last week at Bastijana in Jelsa. Why not come by and try some, either by direct purchase or on one of our wine tasting tours in Jelsa. More information on our website.

Start Your Split Weekend in Style: Tomic Wine Promotion at Baoli Bar

Split is an important market for Tomic wines, and a selection of the Tomic range can be found in many of the city's bars and restaurants.

Among them is Baoli Bar, which will tonight be holding a Tomic presentation at promotional prices, with the Beleca, Plavac and Opolo Nobile Rose on offer. More information in Croatian below.

Sutra, u petak 17.04. 2015. možete uživati u promotivnim cijenama vina Tomić u Baoli baru u Splitu. U ponudi su kvalitetna vina Plavac (crno vino, sorta plavac mali), Beleca (bijelo vino, sorte bogdanuša i pošip) te rose vino Opolo (plavac mali)... želimo Vam ugodnu večer!!

Obala hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 6, 21000 Split

Bastijana Welcomes The Sunday Times to Jelsa

The international media promotion continues.

Bastijana was delighted to welcome journalist Alex Robinson from The Sunday Times for a tour of the Jelsa winery earlier this week.

Alex, who has been short-listed for this year's Croatian Zlatna Penkala (Golden Pen) award, was on the island for three days to do a story for the UK's most influential quality tourism newspaper, Sunday Times Travel, on the cultural and gastro highlights on Hvar beyond the party and celebrity lifestyle.

Alex enjoyed a tasting of the Tomic range. Thank you for your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you again, and of course, reading The Sunday Times impressions of this beautiful island.  

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Calling Split Rose Lovers: A Rose Offer at Enoteka Terra

A nice weekend offer for all rose lovers in Split, as Enoteka Terra has seven of Croatia's finest roses on at special promotional prices, according to a report in Slobodna Dalmacija.

Included in the seven is the Tomic Opolo Nobile, which is being sold by the bottle at just 69,90. Slobodna writes that the wine comes from grapes from central Hvar, has a fine pink colour, fruity nose and a refreshing fruity flavour.

Read the Slobodna article here.

The 2014 Beleca is in the Bottle!

A busy day at Bastijana earlier this week, as the bottling machine was pressed into action to prepare the 2014 Beleca for the market.

Beleca is becoming an increasingly popular white wine on the Croatian restaurant scene, and the 2014 is now ready for purchase. A blend of the indigenous Hvar grape Bogdanusa and the more powerful Posip, it is 12.5% and very ready for early summer drinking.

Andro Tomic on Dobro Jutro Hrvatska - Watch It Here

Happy Easter to all from Bastijana. We hope you have a special family day.

Easter of course is a very important celebration on Hvar, and the UNESCO-protected Za Krizen Easter procession is one of the most important events of the Hvar calendar. 

National television was in Jelsa and Pitve to record the event, and Andro Tomic was interviewed as part of a reort by Karmen Sore for Dobro Jutro Hrvatska (Good Morning Croatia). You can watch the report with Andro below. 

Sretan Uskrs!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tomic Features Heavily in Top Hvar Wine Tours of 2015

Wine tourism is on the increase on Hvar, and the team at Bastijana is ready and waiting to give you the best possible introduction to the wines of Hvar.

Organised wine tours of the island are still in their infancy, but they are becoming more professionally organised with each season, and Bastijana work with a number of agencies to receive guests in the Romanesque cellars in Jelsa.

A list of Top 5 Hvar Wine Tours for 2015 has recently been published, including several recommended mentions of the Tomic winery. See the list here.

If you would prefer to make your own way to taste the Tomic range in Jelsa, you can do that as well by appointment. For more information on our tasting options, click here

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hvar Wine and Culture Tour of Italy

The Hvar wine message is spreading!

A Hvar wine and culture delegation, lead by Hvar Wine Association President, Ivana Krstulovic Caric, has just returned from a week-long tour of Italy, and Bastijana is proud to have been one of the five winemakers involved.

Ivana has just written an excellent trip report, which you can read here