On Wednesday, January 31 at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb, our winery participated in the event „En Primeur“, jointly organized by the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the Graševina Croatica, Vina Dalmacije and Hortus Croatie associations. The young white wines of the 2017 vintage were tasted for the first time. The following wines from Erdut were sampled: graševina, Rhine riesling, rose, merlot and cabernet franc. Our winery was represented by mr. sc. Josip Pavić (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), our directors Dunja Vukmirović and Pero Grgić, and our chief enologist Melita Rumbak.
This traditional event stimulated great interest among the press, guests and citizens as it is an excellent way of familiarizing oneself with the latest merchandise on offer by Croatian wineries.
St. Vincent's Day
The traditional event St. Vincent's Day was held in Erdut on Friday January 19 at the Erdut winery plantation. Croatian vintners worship St. Vincent as their protector and on these days go to their vineyards accompanied by priest, musicians and friends. Our vineyard, the largest in the Republic of Croatia, fits in no single parish. It was blessed by two parish priests, Ante Markić from Aljmaš and Josip Kolesarić from Dalj. The day was exceptionally rainy, but as tradition would have it, if it rains on St. Vincent's day, the wine will flow like water that year.
The blessings were followed by a celebration accompanied with young wines and the band Sanjalice.
For the fouth year in a row, the WineOS event was held in Osijek – a festival of wine, delicacies and pleasant living. It was held on 1-2 December at the Esseker Center in Osijek. The festival gathered around 70 exhibitors, the best vintners from eastern Croatia and the neighbouring countries. It was co-organized by the „Vinita“ wine shop and the „Decanter“ and „Graševina Croatica“ associations. It has become a traditional event because it affords the presentation of excellent wines to tradespeople, sommeliers, caterers, journalists, and most importantly, wine lovers.
Josip Pavić, the representative of the association „Graševina Croatica“, emphasized the importance of the presentation to the local audience, as well as caterers from the whole of Croatia and beyond. „We see WineOS as a central place for presenting wines and vintners from eastern Croatia and as one of the most important events in the wine calendar. This year we decided to actively participate in the organization and I believe that the visitors will be pleased. The growth of interest for exceptional wines, seen in the past few years, guarantees that we will have an ever larger number of visitors.“