• Celebrations of St. Vincent’s at Feravino

    It is that time of year again and our regular readers probably saw our blog last year on the festivities of St. Vincent.

    This year we took a trip to Feravino  to celebrate with them and what a party it was!

    For those that missed it, St. Vincent’s celebration is a three day festival that runs over 20-22nd January which is the mid-point between the onset of dormancy and bud-break in our vine’s growing cycle and time when winemakers determine just how good the previous vintage is.

    This is the ideal time and setting, and in this part of Croatia it is usually a beautiful winter wonderland with snowy vineyards, to reflect and plan for the new growth of the year to come.

    Guests can even get involved with cooking traditional feasts over an open fire. This year nearly 1000 guest joined us for the celebration.

    We love looking forward to this festival and it instantly dissolves our January blues.
    For now, we will say Zivjeli! (A toast meaning to live, exist and be alive!)

    During the festive period the vineyards are blessed so that they may have many a successful harvest. The winemakers relish this opportunity to showcase and share their wines with everyone and share they definitely do!

    This year Stjepan Mesic (the ex-president of Croatia) was the guest of honour and assisted with trimming back the vines.

  • 2019 has arrived!

    Happy new year to all our avid readers and wine club members!

    We are really excited about the coming year ahead. We are busy planning and running some special events but we figure it is never too early to start planning for the next big event and the one on our minds is Valentines day in just 5 weeks!

    This is some text!That’s right, only 5 weeks! Obviously, the perfect gift would be a wine tour with us which we can completely tailor for you and your loved one. We also thought you might love a really simple meal which you can prepare at home with ease and pair perfectly with our wine.

    Our Feravino Dika Rose Vino is a beautiful pink wine, with flavours of red fruit, flowers, citrus and melon. This fruity wine is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious Dalmatian cod and we have a recipe below courtesy of our friends at Croatia Week.

    * 400g/15oz cod
    * 2 dl/0.4pt olive oil
    * 3 cloves garlic
    * parsley, pepper, salt

    Soak the dried cod in warm water for an hour. Remove from the water and beat the fish with a wooden mallet so it becomes slightly tender. Put it back in the warm water again over night, before beating it once more so it becomes more tender. Scrape off the scales and rinse it under the tap. Cook until soft and then cool it and taken any bones out and slice it. Season with salt, pepper, chopped parsley and garlic and add some stock in which the fish was cooked. Mix all the ingredients well together. Serve either with polenta or boiled or mashed potatoes.

    As a special treat for all our members who place orders in February we will offer complimentary gift wrap so you can really make the night special.

    We hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s with someone special – love is in the air for 2019.

    Cod Dalmatian style (serves 4)