That time of year has come back around and we love a good Bonfire celebration. It is a fantastic opportunity to get together as a family or with friends and enjoy the fireworks and of course sparklers!

Best of all, there is something for everyone and it is another great opportunity to relish a glass of finest Croatian wine.

We recommend Feravino’s Miraz Frankovka as this beautiful red grape perfectly matches an autumn evening. This gem of a red wine gives off a lively, fruity flavour with a peppery tone. Mostly, you will taste delicious pops of berry flavours, making this wine intense and balanced.

Let us know if you can get the vanilla and dark chocolate – these are found in our Feravino’s Miraz Frankovka wine due to the oak ageing process giving it an extra dimension on your palate.

The climate for this grape (Slvonijan’s cold winters and sunny summers) means that the Feravino Miraz Frankovka wine has just the right amount of acidity and goes really well with a range of foods and below we have recommended some traditional Croatian things for you.

To get the most out of our wine, you need to enjoy it chilled – we know what you are thinking, who in their right mind chills red wine!?

Actually, there are quite a few red wines which are best served chilled and this is one of them, don’t just take our word for it, give it a try at home.

To accompany your Miraz Frankovka

This wine is simply perfection when partnered with game, meats and strong cheeses. Creating a simple meze at home will be the ideal pairing. Remember to include a range of meats and cheeses.

If you would rather a meal to accompany your wine, why not try this traditional Croatian meal, Cobanac Slavonian Meat Stew. This is absolutely delicious and provides a warming winter supper. The acidity of this wine cuts through those meaty flavours perfectly.

A great version of this recipe (almost as good as our Brothers home-made version) can be found here. We would share the family recipe but Josip keeps it close, so we don’t even know it in full!

Want to know more about Frankovka grape, here is a great article from Total Croatia. 

Don’t forget to check out our vineyard tours if you want to see the vineyards for yourself and maybe sample this wine with traditional food pairings.