For the sixth year running Dubrovnik will play host to the traditional “FestiWine” festival this year from the 22nd to the 28th of April. Hosting a wide array of wine producers, wine experts and wine lovers from all over the world FestiWine 2019 will once again organise an impressive line-up.
The Dubrovnik Wine Week, which will start on Tuesday the 22nd of April, will mark the beginning of a rich festival program prepared by the organizers. All through the week the restaurants marked as “Wine Friendly” will offer wines that are excellently paired with delicious specialties of the Dubrovnik region. These Dubrovnik restaurants are easy to spot, if you haven’t already found them on the website of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, as they all carry a sticker on their doors marked with the festival’s name and logo.
Traditionally, blind tasting of wines paired best with the native delicacy, oysters from Ston, will also take place during the festival and this event is known as “Blind Date: In Love with Ston Oysters”.
The “Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy” is the serious business of the festival where wines are judged by a panel of internationally renowned judges and enologists chaired by Bojan Kobal, who will select the best wines of the festival.
The gastronomical spectacle “Dubrovnik FestiWine Gala” will present creative dishes by two young well-known chefs: the guest chef Jure Tomič (Debeluh restaurant, Brežice) and the host chef Saša Računica.
As in the previous years, the entire proceeds are intended for scholarships of young and prospective culinary and wine talents. The central event of the festival is the Wine Exhibition, which will be held on the 26th and 27th of April in the Sunset Beach in the Bay of Lapad.
During the exhibition wine producers will have the opportunity to meet with other professionals in the wine business. In addition, guests can take part in lectures and wine tastings, as well as very attractive wine workshops dedicated to the autochthonous varieties of the Croatian south, as well as workshops of visiting festivals.
Mark your calendars for the end of April, for the FestiWine 2019 wine festival in Dubrovnik and for more info check out the festival's website.