Hvar Wine tours

With a wine heritage pre-dating the arrival of the Ancient Greeks, and vineyards exposed to the most sun of any island in Europe, it is hardly surprising that the island of Hvar’s wine story is attracting increasing international attention.

Add to the mix some of Croatia’s most innovative and charismatic winemakers, whose wines are exported as far away as China, California and Singapore, and whose medal-winning tradition also spans the globe, and it is not hard to understand why Hvar wine tourism on Croatia’s premier island – the island of lavender – is on the rise.

In an age of globalisation, let’s not forget the indigenous varieties which make Hvar unique. Plavac Mali is the pride of Dalmatia’s reds, a relative of Zinfandel, but don’t miss the whites, including Bogdanusa, which only grows on Hvar and translates as ‘a gift from God’.

Join us and our passionate and experienced local team, as we guide you through more than 2000 years of wine history, through the vineyards and konobas of some of Croatia’s most fascinating producers, including the first certified organic Plavac Mali in the world (PZ Svirce), the only Grand Cru in the country (Zlatan Otok), Croatia’s leading boutique winemaker (Ivo Dubokovic), and the Romanesque cellars of Andro Tomic. Winemakers who are our friends and neighbours, offering you a unique insight into Hvar wine culture.

Hvar Wine Tours offer the original and most comprehensive wine tours on Hvar, either by speedboat or comfortable Jeep, and our guides will bring you to taste the wine of course, but will also bring out the heritage and magic of a wine story
and heritage which is older than Christianity itself.

Hvar Tours

Plusculus putnicka agencija d.o.o.

Trg sv. Stjepana 7
21 450 Hvar
Croatia

Agency registration number:
HR – AB – 060248144
Personal identification number:
OIB: 39713869851

Phone number: +385 91 1741 028
Phone number: +385 91 5821 824
Fax number: +385 21 741 824

Email: info@hvartours.com
Skype user name: mthvar

Wines of Hvar

By Radovan Marcic,

leading gastronomy critic and one of the three jurors on Croatian MasterChef

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In order to understand the gastronomy of Hvar island, one must by all means get familiar with the island’s wines. The wine tale of Hvar is intriguing, has plenty of twists and turns and is, without any doubt, very interesting to food and wine connoisseurs.

Historically, it’s intertwined with and absolutely inseparable from the food tale. Wine-growing tradition most definitely began with the Greek colonization of the island, as shown today by the archaeological evidence of the ancient wine-drinking culture. From then on, the wine tale of Hvar, especially the chapter about the past few centuries which are easier to investigate, tells us about numerous ups and downs. Wine grapes have definitely dominated the island’s agriculture from ancient times. Just like they still do.

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By Aleksandar Noršic,

board memeber United States Sommelier Association
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The most noticeable local varietal is Plavac mali. Plavac mali frequently has moderate level of acidity, rich extract is significantly richer as sugar levels gather more easily. Wines from Plavac mali have seductive and very distinct flavour which makes them distinguish. They are often infused with a certain level of sweetness, especially in aftertaste, which is not to be confused with sugar residue.

Another varietal of major importance for this region is Maraština. Although this very famous white varietal has a very long historical background, today it is to be found in small quantities.

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