May 5, 2019 – Meet Hvarcienda, a new sustainable organic farm with cool tunes and incredible views located close to the peak of the island of Hvar. Perfection!
What if you could combine the very best of everything in one place in Croatia?
Somewhere like the peak of the sunniest island in Europe, whose natural beauty and temperate climate earned it the nickname of the ‘Austrian Madeira’ over a century ago, as well as it becoming the birthplace of organised tourism in Europe based on its recuperative climate.
What if there was a place at the peak of this island which offered high-quality organic food, with produce from its own fields, serving some of the finest examples of the Hvar Mediterranean Diet, which was inscribed as UNESCO intangible heritage back in 2013.
A place where there are no neighbours, apart from perhaps yourselves, if you wanted to stay in the luxury villa a few minutes walk from the main restaurant. Also in total seclusion, the villa is close enough to the restaurant to dine and chill, but sufficiently distant to protect privacy. Check out the villa here, available on AirBnB.
A place where the emphasis is on nature, great food and company, and chilling out in a divine spot with nobody else around.
Meet Hvarcienda, the latest fantastic addition to the Hvar hospitality scene, and a very unique one at that. In their own words:
Located at the highest peak of the island (627m)Located at the highest peak of the island (627m), Hvarcienda is an organic farm and restaurant offering farm to table food. we are here to provide our community with a place they can relax and enjoy “safe” food. we look forward to share our lifestyle and passion with all of you here in Hvarcienda. Able to accommodate small or large groups with proper reservation notice, guests will enjoy dining indoors or outdoors. Whether covered in the shade for lunch or under the starry sky for dinner, Hvarcienda is one of the islands most authentic and beautiful places to enjoy a glass of wine, dine or simply explore and relax.
We are a community of friends creating an eco-friendly rural escape located on top of the island. Our restaurant & farm area will become a sustainable tourism platform offering local organic food and wine along with multi-functioning outside areas including tourist accommodation in our guest house and a small camping ground in future.
Since we grow almost all our food that we bring to the table, Our concept is to be as sustainable as possible when it comes to the food we are serving.
DIRECTIONS: Resting just beneath the famous chapel, Sveta Nikola. Hvarcienda is located 20min by car or shuttle from Hvar town or Stari Grad. Our road is rocky and windy at certain areas so please take it slow and enjoy all the scenic views and history on your way up!
VILLA: Need accommodation? Stay with us in our beautiful villa! The property is far enough from the restaurant for privacy but close enough to reach by foot if need be. Sleeps six guest comfortably with a full kitchen, outside patio and pool for cooling off in the heat.
Basically we will prepare local specialties like peka, lamb on the spit… vegetables from our garden and from next year we will have our own wine. This place is perfect for groups, corporative events, weddings etc… We also plan on doing yoga retreats and stuff like that in future. The property is huge with amazing views and lots of walking trails around.
The hardest thing is to get up there but we will organize transportation as well if necessary.
We are open from next week.
There will also be plenty of chilled tunes to help guests relax and get into the mood, and a special guest next weeks sees the return to Hvar of Hula Hula legend Wolf, who will be DJ-ing for a few days at Hvarcienda in its opening phases.
Wolf, the Austrian legend who took Hula Hula from a crappy little bar with plastic chairs and drinks in cool boxes to one of the top beach bars in the world. is now living in the mountains in Austria, where he now runs a truly fabulous hospitality business in the mountains above Innsbruck called Hecherhaus (see photo below).
From one hilltop paradise to another. We will be reporting back from Hvarcienda in greater detail shortly. You can follow and contact Hvarcienda on their Facebook page, which will be active shortly.
To learn more about this magical island, check out the Total Croatia Hvar in a Page guide. For the latest news from Hvar, follow the dedicated TCN page.