The Macedonian winery is already well-known in Croatia.
The famous Tikveš winery from Macedonia organised a gala dinner and presentation of its best wines on the seventeenth floor of the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. The winery’s premium selection is available in the Croatian market as well.
Tikveš is not just one of the most important wineries of Macedonia and the region, but it is also one of the oldest and largest wineries in Southeast Europe. Its history started in 1885 in the Macedonian wine region, which is known as one of the best wine-making areas in Southeast Europe, where the tradition of wine production is more than 2,500 years old. Fourteen years ago, Tikveš got new owners, who introduced a new approach to winemaking and invested as much as 40 million euros. The winery is now particularly focused on combining local varieties of grapes with the international ones, so the end result is a unique blend of local wine tradition combined with world experience. Since 2010, their wine consultant has been one of the best oenologists in the world, Philip Cambie. The winery produces over 50 different types of wine, each of which is individually classified and intended for a different segment of consumers.
A special guest of the gala dinner in Zagreb was the renowned world wine expert and Master of Wine Peter McCombie. The dinner was held under the name Tikveš Wine Experience, and the winery presented its offer in the best possible way, emphasising its importance in the region. In addition to a large selection of wines the guests had the opportunity to try, they also enjoyed excellent food and a great atmosphere.
Peter McCombie introduced guests to the wines and the region where the fine grapes are grown. They became acquainted with the area from which the Tikveš wines originate and were introduced to the philosophy of local wine production, its characteristics and all of its advantages.
Radoš Vukićević, the Tikveš Winery managing director, emphasised that Tikveš had the ambition to become a world-famous wine brand and has been honoured with numerous awards at global competitions, at an average rate of 50 such awards a year. As a renowned winery, Tikveš highly appreciates the Croatian wine market, and the Wine Experience event is considered as just the first step in introducing the brand to Croatian consumers.
Alexandria Cuveé Bela Vintage 2017 was served with marinated Adriatic shrimp on a chickpea cream, gilt-head bream carpaccio on marinated zucchini, and tuna in sesame on fennel salad. The Bela 2016 white wine was paired with rolls of sea bass filled with scampi on a green risotto and the bernaisse sauce with fried cherry tomato. The Vranec Special Selection 2015 red wine was served with calf medallions on butter in truffle sauce, together with eggplant and tomato casserole and stuffed potatoes. The Bela Voda 2015 red wine was paired with the Dalmatian pašticada and homemade gnocchi. As a dessert, chocolate mousse with orange sauce and the Temjanika Special Selection 2017 wine were offered.