Wine workshops

Join our interesting presentations, lectures and workshops organized as part of the fifth edition of Dubrovnik FestiWine. More details about individual workshops can be obtained below, but but feel free to contact us directly for any additional information you may require at

20/04 Friday, Sunset Beach Lapad, 4.00 - 5.30 pm

Gault & Millau Masterclass Workshop: Japanese-style Mediterranean cuisine

Marseille-based Japanese chef Ippei Uemura

Registration fee: HRK 500,00

The language of the workshop is English and interpretation into Croatian will be provided.

Chef Uemura, the founder and chef of the Taba no Yume restaurant in Marseille, is known for exquisite matching of Mediterranean ingredients with traditional Japanese fish preparation techniques.

He has recently been awarded the Talent of the Year 2017 title by the renowned Gault & Millau gastronomic guide, and is the recipient of the Best seafood award. Chef Uemura will show the chefs and young talents the secrets of Japanese food preparation and careful matching of modern techniques with traditional foods. The masterclass by chef Ippei Uemura will introduce the participants to the Japanese techniques of preparation of local, Mediterranean ingredients. Among other things, the chef will present the techniques of humane fish killing and the potential of seafood in making Japanese-style culinary creations, while special attention will be given to elevating the fifth, savory, taste, the so-called umami.

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The number of places is limited. Hurry up and book your place on time at:


20/04/Friday, Sunset Beach Lapad, 18.30 h - 19.30 h

Workshop: Salon of Sparkling Wines

Meeting in a sparkling glass: Croatia & Slovenia

The “sparkling” workshop will be led by Dr. Nina Levičnik, Architect & Sommelier and Prof. Marija Vukelić, WSET level 2 certified

More information:

After the five Salons of Sparkling Wines held in Ljubljana and two in Zagreb, it has been confirmed that wine is a universal language and that it connects people, while the relationship between Zagreb and Ljubljana exceeded our expectations. The number of visitors, lovers of sparkling wines, gradually increased with each new Salon, which is why we have decided to present the wines of some exhibitors from both Salons this year in a form of a blind tasting workshop, where the Slovene and Croatian sparkling wines will be tasted in pairs. This friendly tasting of neighbouring sparkling wines will be led by the organizers of the two salons of the Salon of Sparkling Wines network, Dr. Nina Levičnik and prof. Marija Vukelić, who will give you some interesting information about the “sparkling” scene of both countries and the global trends.

The workshop is free, upon prior registration at

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21/04 Saturday, Sunset beach Lapad, 2.00 - 3.00 pm

Presentation: Mantala cake made from grape must

Organized by: Agrotuziram Konavle Association

Free entry upon prior registration at:

More information:

The Mantala cake is a very delicious, aromatic and generous dessert that has been traditionally prepared for over 300 years. Its main ingredients are cooked grape must and coarsely ground wheat flour with the addition of bitter orange peel, almonds, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. More information on this traditional dessert of the wider Dubrovnik area will be available at the lecture organized by Agroturizam Konavle Association and Dubrovnik FestiWine, with the guest, Mrs. Marija Đano, owner of the only family farm registered for the preparation of Mantala.

The presentation will be held in Croatian and interpretation into English will be provided.

The number of places is limited. Hurry up and book your place on time at

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21/04 Saturday, Sunset beach Lapad, 3.30 - 4.30 pm

Presentation and tasting: How to Properly Buy, Taste and Enjoy Wine

Lecturer: Sommelier and Wine Academic Mira Šemić

Registration fee: HRK 140,00

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The renowned sommelier Mira Šemić will introduce you to the world of wine, the basic wine types and the fundamentals of the sensory analysis of wine. You will also learn about the various styles of wine production, how to recognize quality wine and choose the right wine with particular foods, as well as all the other secrets and principles of pairing wine with food.

The number of places is limited. Hurry up and book your place on time at

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21/04 Saturday, Sunset beach Lapad, 6.30 pm 

Introduction to Croatian wines. Lecture and wine tasting that includes a selection of five Croatian wines

Lecturer: Darrel Joseph, Wine Journalist and Judge Specialising in Central & Eastern Europe

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