ŠkrletOVO 2017 is a one-day boutique wine festival, held for the first time this year in Ivanić Grad on 20th of May 2017. The goal of the festival is to help brand the local indigenous wine variety Škrlet as the symbol of Moslavina.
The event is divided into two parts, with the first being oriented towards the winemakers and wine professionals and is invitation-only, while the second “session” is oriented towards the public, and will include wine tasting, music and basic afternoon-evening enjoyment of wine and good company.
The schedule of the event is as follows:
13 – 14 Škrlet – How to Create a Regional (National) Brand out of a Local Wine?
A moderated panel-discussion, hosted by Zvjezdana Marković, PhD, assistant professor at the Department of Viticulture and Enology of Zagreb’s Faculty of Agriculture (and a local expert, as she grew up in Moslavina). The panellists will be also chosen by her, and have not yet been confirmed. The panel discussion will be held at the Small hall of the Ivanić Grad Civic Centre, in the centre of Ivanić Grad.
14 – 15:30 – Škrlet – colours and flavours, a guided tasting will take place, led by Saša Špiranec, one of the leading Croatian wine experts. The tasting will include a blind tasting of Škrlet (and grading!), and the second part will be designed to show those participating the differences in styles of Škrlet. Again, this tasting will be held in the Small hall of the Civic Centre, and will be invitation-only, aimed at experts, winemakers, wine merchants and journalists.
After 15:30 a lunch will be held in the Small hall for the participants of the panel discussion and the tasting, where Škrlet will be paired with the best local food prepared for the event.
And, after 4 pm is when the party for the public starts: in front of the Civic Centre, in the relaxed atmosphere “Škrlet wine makers association” members will provide the wine, DJ Jogarde (who is also a winemaker!) will be in charge of the music, local producers will provide the finger-food for the occasion, for entrance fee of 50 kuna you will get 5 “shots” of wine from the winemakers and any additional wine will cost you 10 kuna. One important thing to mention here is that there will be a Škrlet hour (which is actually two hours), during which only Škrlet will be poured, and after that each of the winemakers will get the chance to promote two of their other wines – until 9 pm, when the end of this wine party is planned.