Sauvignon Blanc Conference
Conference is a great tool to address professional audience and influential wine experts who
can then transfer knowledge through their channels, through media and word of mouth.
Sauvignon Blanc conference took place on 3rd July 2014, and speakers were:
Ivo Kozarčanin, wine journalist and wine competition judge
Robert Gorjak, DWWA judge, Belvin wine school founder (Slovenia)
Mitja Herga, Puklavec Family Wines oenologist
Rene Bakalović, gastronomy journalist, Croatian cuisine promoter
Marie von Ahm, Austrian Wine Marketing Board representative, author at jamessuckling.com and Fine Wine magazine writer
Paul White, board member at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, DWWA and IWC judge
Saša Špiranec, wine journalist, DWWA and IWC judge, Croatian Wine Guide author
Why Sauvignon Blanc?
Through the potential it exhibits in the terroir of some of the Croatian regions, most notably Bregovita Hrvatska and Slavonija, as well as in the climate it finds in Croatia, Sauvignon Blanc is probably the most significant international variety for Croatian wine production. History of this variety goes a long way in Croatia and so does the tradition of wining significant awards and medals for the results it yields. These wines have their place in domestic cuisine and find their way to those looking for a more meaningful summer refreshment. These are the reasons why Vinart chose this particular variety for its themed conference. Many of the Croatian winemakers were presented and variety’s specific style was debated at the conference.