Dubrovnik Wine & Jazz Festival – let the wine and music flow
In September the city will be swinging to the harmonies of jazz as the 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival comes to town. World class jazz will drift across the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Sun Gardens Dubrovnik. And the ideal partner to bouncing jazz is a glass, or two, of fine Croatian wine. Every year the Dubrovnik Wine & Jazz Festival collects the best regional wine producers and presents them before and during every concert. This year we can expect flavoursome reds and refreshing whites from local vineyards in the Dubrovnik region.
Just as Croatia is a country of contrasts, with rolling green hills, soaring snow covered mountains and the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, so the country’s wines are delightfully different. If you like a full-bodied red then sample the Plavac Mali grape or maybe a light summery white then the Pošip grape is the one for you. These award winning Croatian wines are available two hours before every concert as well as in the interval, sample a few, find one you like and take a bottle home as a souvenir of the evening. This year there will be wines from many local producers including: Vina Vukas, Vinarija Miljas, Korta Katarina, Crvic Vineyards and Mokalo-Bura Vineyards.
And it isn’t only wine and jazz that will be featured at the festival. The festival has always had a close connection with artists in Dubrovnik and that association has blossomed into local artists exhibiting in the festival. Members of the Dubrovnik Visual Artist Association will display their works in the Rector’s Palace or at the Luza Square in the Old City of Dubrovnik throughout the festival. You have already found the ideal bottle of wine for you…why not add a painting from a local artist…two great souvenirs from Dubrovnik.
Program of the 2014 Dubrovnik Wine & Jazz Festival:
- Thursday, 25 September @ 9:00pm - Jazz Singer Carol Cass and Clarinetist Michael Kissinger – Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
- Friday, 26 September @ 9:00pm - “JAZZ IT UP! with Jose Feliciano” – Jose Feliciano & His Band - Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
- Saturday, 27 September @ 9:00pm - “Under The Stars With Jose Feliciano” – Jose Feliciano & The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, with Michael Kissinger, Conductor – Stradun, Old City Dubrovnik