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. 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

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!