With her career spanning twenty plus years, Jo Ahearn is considered one of the leading wine experts in the world. She held positions at both global brands and iconic wineries, like the head wine buyer for the Harrods and wine-maker at Marks’n’Spencer, Jacobs Creek and Charles Menton Wines. Jo also judges at international wine competitions, including the Decanter World Wine Awards. Bringing both her local Hvar experiences and diverse global parallels to the table, Jo will paint a comprehensive overview of the international wine scene through local examples.
Your journey leads to Jelsa, a pretty village and home of Ivo Duboković, Croatia’s famous boutique 'garage winemaker'. His lively discourse on the art of winemaking, his family history and his particular methods of marketing his wine specifically by word of mouth are as inspiring and enlightening as his wines!
After visiting Duboković, a short hop brings you to the cellars of Teo Huljić. Particularly interested in revitalizing some of the many authentic Hvar grape sorts, Teo is an enthusiastic innovator, creating a small collection of special wines which complement the local specialties he serves in the rustic setting of his home and cellars, setting the stage and preparing your appetite for a unique lunch featuring the specialties of Hvar.
This half-day tour can take place at any time of day but is best at late afternoon hours, as the sunset adds a special glow to any Hvar experience. Jo is also available for tailored full-day tours of Hvar and also multi-day wine tours in the region, custom-tailored to your interests.