Quality wine, an international ceramics colony and celebrating 500 years of a local hero – it is all happening in Vrbanj. And we haven’t even mentioned Croatia’s newest cultural heritage.
The Hvar Wine Association is spreading its wings…
Tonight’s action takes place for the first time in Hvar’s largest village, Vrbanj, kick off 21:00 on the main square of Matij Ivanic’s house, with music from Rade Solaja, who put on an amazing 4-hour show in Vrboska last month (check out the video below).
Matij Ivanic was a Vrbanj boy and leader of the Great Hvar Rebellion from 1510-14, which is 500 years old this year. Disappointingly, there has been little recognition of the important anniversary in Hvar history, but the Hvar Wine Association event tonight will also include an exhibition of the weaponry used at the time, a nice touch from the wine association.
Matij Ivanic and Vrbanj were in the news ealier this week, but for altogether different reasons, as the konoba of Miki Bratanic in the village – whose excellent wines bear the Matij Ivanic name. Miki’s beautifully preserved konoba has just been named Croatia’s latest cultural heritage. Learn more about it here.
Not enough for you? Then check out the international ceramics convention, which is currently ongoing in Vrbanj.