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 FeravinoÂ to celebrate with them and what a party it was!
For those that missed it, St. Vincentâ€™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 vineâ€™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.