Monday, 12 November 2018

Could Slavonia be Transformed into Croatian Tuscany?

Could Slavonia become Croatia's very own Tuscany through the story of its local wine? Possibly, as Kutjevo has seen a massive 54 million kuna investment into its new area.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 11th of November, 2018, on Friday in Kutjevo in Slavonia, a new investment in the Galić winery worth a massive 54 million kuna was presented, the huge investment will increase the winery's capacity by as much as one-third, as they announced.

Of the 54 million kuna, 35 million kuna was invested in the building itself and another 19 million kuna into the equipment. Winery owner Josip Galić pointed out that the winery will remain a boutique winery, and will follow all the current trends, continuing to produce quality wines, rather than focus on mass production.

"Although our winery could be considered a miracle of modern technology and has equipment that even the world-renowned wineries would envy, we're just starting to build our story in Kutjevo. The ultimate goal is to develop the whole region, we want to make a Croatian Tuscany out of Slavonia, as it justifiably deserves it,'' explained Josip Galić, the owner of the winery. The CEO of Galić wine, Andrej Markulin, pointed out that this year, the winery is celebrating ten years of business and wants to intensify its production of "serious" wines in the long run.

The winery in Slavonia looks simply like brick and concrete, but attracts tourists and wine lovers from all over the world, and the attraction is intensified just by viewing the interior and getting to know the equipment that the world's best manufacturers are currently offering.

"With new technology and equipment, we have all the conditions [available to us] to achieve this goal very quickly," he pointed out. The winery began with seven hectares of vineyards and 30,000 bottles of wine. Today, there are 55 hectares, and some of the grapes are from local wine growers.

The capacity of the new winery is 630,000 bottles, which is 30 percent more than there is at the minute, and their annual production is 330,000 litres. In addition to wine production and grape growing, Galić launched chestnut and blueberry growing this year, into which there will be an additional investment of 8.5 million kuna.

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Monday, 25 June 2018

Encouraging Overseas Statistics See Croatian Winemakers Resort to Foreign Markets

Through the withdrawal of EU money for promotion, Croatia's winemakers have been entering new markets more successfully over the last few years.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Hvar Celebration of 150 Years of Tourism Opens With Spectacular Wine and Song Evening

Grand tasting of Hvar wines, with the hvar Winemakers' Association and Dino Petrić

 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Medjimurje Winemaker Exports to France, Germany, Sweden, and Hong Kong

The Medjimurje winery is investing European money into planting vineyards, mechanisation, and, of course, tourism.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Ilok Grapes: 1.5 Million Kuna Investment in Commercialisation

A large investment for Ilok's major industry.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Descendant of Famous Russian Family to Put Istrian Castle on Wine and Tourism Map

One Russian who has fallen in love with Istria and all things wine is set to place one old castle very firmly on Istria's wine and tourism map.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Dubrovnik FestiWine To Tickle Your Taste Buds Once Again

Are you ready for this year's FestiWine in the Pearl of the Adriatic?

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Minister Tolušić Presents More Than 60 Croatian Products in Brussels

Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolušić gives the Belgian capital a taste of Croatia.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Ston Councillor Annoyed By Pheasants Eating Grapes: ''I Won't Have Anything To Drink''

Large, loud, colourful yet clumsy birds that seem to fail miserably at flying are well known as the eternal bane of modern society... At least in Ston.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Paradox Wine Tasting with Master of Wine, Jo Ahearne

On the 25th October 2017, we attended a wine tasting at Wine and Cheese Bar Paradox with Jo Ahearne, the only Master of Wine to make wine in Croatia.

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