Business meeting of vintners, restaurateurs and hoteliers, held on February 17 2015 gathered more than 150 participants. The meeting was organized by Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Regional Development Agency DUNEA in order to better promote our wines and also to have better representation of our wines on the wine lists of our hotels and restaurants.
We also wanted to enable caterers to meet in one place wineries, discover new wines and incorporate them on their wine list. The meeting was closed for public, so that the participants can focus on the business negotiations.
- We are completely sure that the tourist offer in our county is incomplete and inadequate if we do not include the wines of the county in the offer as these wines are among the best wines in Croatia in general. These activities arise from the Strategy for the Development of viticulture and winemaking of Dubrovnik-Neretva County adopted by the County Council - said at the opening of the meeting Nikola Dobroslavić, Prefect of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
Deputy Chairman of the Professional group of hoteliers and restaurateurs at CCE - Dubrovnik Chamber of Commerce Nikola Bogoje sent his words of praise and support to this initiative, as well as Jozo Rabušić, who in the name of vintners, pointed out that we are all systematically working on the product quality.
This meeting is part of the Dubrovnik FestiWine, the regional wine festival which the County and DUNEA organized for the second time this year in April. Vido Bogdanovic, from the Dubrovnik Partner agency, which is responsible for production of the festival, announced this year's events, wine week from 20 to 26 and the very wine exhibition on 24 and 25 of April.
The meeting hosted a total of 50 exhibitors, including six producers of traditional products. The intention of the organizers is for these business meetings to become a permanent event at the beginning of the year.
On January 24 2015 in the Hotel Royal Princess Dubrovnik wine workshops for Tourist Guides Association "Dubrovnik" will be held. Workshop will introduce participants with viticulture and oenology in Croatia with focus on Dubrovnik-Neretva County, and they will also convey basics of producing white, red, rosé and sparkling wine.