It has been a fantastic journey thus far. So much fun. We have been supported by some great people from Ken at Borders Wines, to James and Mel at Moreton Wine Merchants, to Kirby and the team at Cambridge Wine Royston, Museum Wines, Shaftesbury Wines, Lloyds Wines, Taste of Croatia and many others. Too many to mention here but you know who you are.
We are now working with 5 vineyards - Benvenuti, Franc Arman, Kabola and Vina Laguna in Istria and Stina on the Island of Brac. Our 5 most popular wines so far have been:
- Franc Arman Malvazija 2019 and 2020
- Benvenuti Caldierosso 2018
- Stina Cuvee Red 2019
- Franc Arman Teran Barrique 2016
- Stina Opol Rose 2019
I had the great pleasure of meeting the Croatian Ambassador to London in the Croatian Embassy. His Excellency Igor Pokaz gave me an hour in his busy scheduled where talked all things Croatian wine and also touched on military service; he, like me, had started his career in the Armed Forces.
I met with one of our partners, WILDNIS, in Norfolk to deliver their wine order prior to their next adventure. One of WILDNIS's co-founder is an old military mate of mine, Mike Geldard OBE. It was great to see another veteran owned business doing so well, and to understand and witness their set up.
If you are interested in Croatia wine and want to find out more do reach out. We will happily lay on tasting sessions (with a little notice and not too far from Newbury allowing).
We continue to support Combat Stress and the Grenadier Guards Charities through a small donation from every bottle sold.