The finest of Hvar wines

Exclusive Wine Tour of Hvar with a Master of Wine


The perfect combination of sun and wine infuses each Hvar experience. Discover Croatia’s sunniest island, its longstanding wine tradition and diverse terroirs in the company of Jo Ahearn, world-acclaimed oenologist and a Master of Wine, the industry’s highest professional title. She found Hvar so impressive wine-wise that she recently upgraded her lifestyle to include a part of the year in Hvar where she makes her own wine, Rosina! With a passion for wine that is both personal and professional, Jo Ahearn will get you filling your suitcases with Hvar wines!

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Duration:   half day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Hvar island

Available May to October

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At Dubokovic wine cellar on a private wine tour of Hvar
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Vrisnik village on Hvar is known for some of the most scenic vineyards
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Harvest time of Plavac mali grapes
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Harvest time of Plavac mali grapes
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At Dubokovic wine cellar on a private wine tour of Hvar
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At Vrboska tasting room of Caric wine cellar
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At Dubokovic wine cellar
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At Dubokovic wine cellar on a private wine tour of Hvar
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Harvest time of Plavac mali grapes
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Teo Huljic is one of the most innovative winemakers of Hvar
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Teo Huljic is one of the most innovative winemakers of Hvar
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At Vrboska tasting room of Caric wine cellar

Tour description


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.

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation on Hvar island by our professional English speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van, guide, wine tastings and lunch/dinner.
  • Bring your camera, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen in the summer months. 
  • This program is not suitable for children
  • The tour can run in the morning hourse (from 10 AM) but we recommend afternoon departure

Jo Ahearne in Hvar

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Seeking to return to Europe after a decade in Australia, and one chance visit to Split later, Jo Ahearn found herself infatuated with Dalmatia, both its landscapes and full-bodied reds. The 2014 visit to the Dalmatian Wine Expo also marked the beginning of her beautiful friendship with Andro Tomić, renowned Hvar wine maker and a famed bon vivant. Once her decision to move was made, he wholeheartedly assisted in starting up her wine production in Hvar. Sourcing grapes from Kolumbić family in Sv. Nedilja, Jo Ahearn chose Darkenuša sort, an authentic local grape, for her first vintage. Her rose Rosita debuted in March 2016 in Pink Day in Zagreb, marking a new era of Croatian wines – the one appealing to Masters of Wine as well. 

Quick Info

AIRPORT NEARBY

Split

HARBOR NEARBY

Stari Grad

WEATHER

43°F  /  6°C

LOCAL TIME

8:08 PM

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The finest of Hvar wines

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Exclusive Wine Tour of Hvar with a Master of Wine

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