Bastijana d.o.o.

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Srednja i Južna Dalmacija

The island of Hvar, known as the island of wine, reflects the luxurious green vegetation in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, and due to its position and great number of sunny days per year, it is the perfect place for the cultivation of vineyards and excellent wine sorts.
The picturesque village of Jelsa located in the southern central part of the island of Hvar, between the two highest island peaks of Hum and Sveti Nikola, is an important harbour, as well as an area in which the heart of the best grapevines beats. The Illyrians enjoyed sweet wines long ago, the Greeks after them were the first to subdivide Hvar’s fertile soil, and from the sunbathed grapes the Romans prepared sweet wines. Andro Tomić of Hvar wanted to return the old glory of this area and decided to dedicate his life to the production of his own wine and so he continued his family tradition dating back 150 years.

The Bastijana d.o.o. company was established in 1993, whilst the wine cellar is located in the newly-built winery on the family’s estate in the cove of Mina in Jelsa, which is characterised by a long tradition of winegrowing and viticulture. Nowadays, between 130,000 and 150,000 bottles are produced in the winery each year.

The wines are produced from various sorts, of which Plavac Mali dominates the reds, whilst Pošip and Bogdanuša dominate the whites. Along with these sorts they still cultivate Drnekušica, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Maraština, Prč and Muscat Yellow.
The wine Plavac Mali Barrique and Prošek Hectorovich are produced according to a traditional method, and they have been honoured with many significant national and global awards. The rosé wine Opolo Nobile is becoming more and more popular and also picked up an award from 2015, winning the title of best rosé wine at the International Festival of Rosé Wines, Pink Day, Zagreb.

After twenty years of professional education at faculties, institutes and in wineries in France, Andro Tomić realised that additional content is a big hit for wine lovers who want to find out a bit more. He enriched the wine tourism of the Hvar scene with a guided tour of the winery and expert tasting alongside perfect snacks of local specialities in a room built in the style of an old Roman dining room.

Along with the continuous experimentation with new ideas, perfecting the production of wines with modern technologies and the constant investment in knowledge, the charismatic vintner Tomić has taken on a cult position on the Croatian wine map.

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Contact number 021/762 015

Web www.bastijana.hr

E-mail bastijana@gmail.com

Working hours: In the summer from 7:00 - 19:00 h,
In the winter from 7.00 - 15.00 h

Region Dalmatia-Split

Address Jelsa 874a; 21465 Jelsa, Otok Hvar

Description:

Andro Tomić was born on Hvar and has dedicated his life to wine. After twenty years of professional education at faculties, institutes and in wineries in France and elsewhere, he decided to return to his island and produce his own wines. Believing that Hvar with its indigenous sorts, favourable climate and exceptional vineyard position he could restore the long-lost winery reputation, he continues the family tradition of wine production dating back 150 years. In 1997 Andro established the company under the name Bastijana whose basic aims have remained the production of premium ranges of wines, as well as the promotion of the culture of wine.

The cellar is located in the newly-built winery on the family estate in the cove of Mina in Jelsa, a place with a long winegrowing-viticulture tradition. Along with Tomić family members, the winery also employs another ten people from Hvar. They care for the indigenous sorts and knowledge, however, they also experiment with new ones. They are perfecting the production of red, white wines and rosés with modern technology and constantly strive to be better.
In the cellar, next to the wines that are ageing in barrique barrels, there is also a triclinium, a part of the winery made from stone in the style of an old Roman dining room, and adapted for the tasting and enjoyment of wine.

AWARDS:
Plavac Mali barrique – 2011 Wine of the Year / American Express
2010 Decanter / silver medal
2010 Robert Parker awarded 89 points from its scale
2005 Gast / grand gold medal
2004 Vinovita / gold medal
2003 / Champion of Sabatina
Prošek Hectorovich – 2010 Decanter / bronze medal
2005 Gast / grand gold medal
2005 Vinovita / gold medal
2003 Sabatina / gold medal
2000 Vinovita / gold medal
1999 Vinovita / gold medal
1998 Sabatina / gold medal for bottle and label design
Sv. Klement red – 2005 Gast / gold medal
Opolo Nobile – 2004 Vinovita / best bottle and label design
2015 WOW / best rosé wine
Offering
Beleca 2016.

Beleca 2016.

Beleca is a dry white wine made from a traditional combination of Dalmatian white varieties: 50% pure and 50% fat. In this synergy, each of the varieties gives it the best of its own: aweedness, rich body and moderate acidity, and typical varieties of apricot, peach (minerals) and minerality, and deliciously floral aromas and freshness.
70.00 kn

Opolo Nobile 2016.

Opolo Nobile 2016.

Opolo Nobile is a rose or rosé wine, made from small blueberries and is characterized by its distinctive fruity and freshness of young wine and a very delicate pink color, similar to Provencal rosé wines. The scent is dull (young wine) and fruity, dominated by the aromas of red fruit (raspberries, strawberries), flower notes and light salty on the palate. On the border is dry and semi-solid wine, which gives it fullness balanced with acid. It is served as a one-year wine, ideal for up to 10 months of age.
70.00 kn

Plavac 2015.

Plavac 2015.

Plavac Tomic is the most famous wine winery, and for years he has broken the myth of high prices as a necessary blend of blueberries and has therefore become a synonym for a good value-for-money relationship. It is made from blueberry varieties, the most important Dalmatian black varieties. The specificity of the wine is in the softness and elegance of the vineyards that they try to obtain from the otherwise drastic nature of this autochthonous Dalmatian variety (a very common variety, which is why shorter and more gentle macerations are preferred).
70.00 kn

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