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.