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About Korcula Wine

Grk

An indigenous grape grown only in Lumbarda - you won't find these vines growing anywhere else in the world. Its origins have been traced back to 3rd/4th centuries BC when the Greeks bought the vines to Korcula. Grk is noted for its slightly bitter after-taste and its unusual characteristic: it only has female flowering parts.  

 

Posip

Another autochthonous island white grape, Posip is mainly grown in the valleys of Cara and Smokvica. As with Grk it has a crisp acidity and is a dry wine. Discovered in the mid to late 19th century, it was one of the first white wines to be protected under Croatian law.

 

Rukatac (also called Marastina)

You'll find this light coloured white wine growing again in the centre of Korcula Island. The best quality Posip is made from around 40% Rukatac grapes.

 

Plavac Mali

The most commonly grown red grape in Dalmatia, you'll find Plavac Mali grown across the island. It's a dry wine and its alcohol percentage can be very high. In Lumbarda it is grown alongside the white grapes to pollinate the Grk vines.

Read more about other places to visit on the Island of Korcula...

 

Korcula Town & Old Town      Zrnovo      Lumbarda      Racisce      Pupnat      Cara      Smokvica      Blato      Vela Luka   

 

Archipelago (Skoji Islets)     Beaches     Bays

Wines from Korcula Island  - Where to Wine Taste

Views of Lumbarda vineyards on Korcula Island

Wineries and Vineyards on Korcula Island

The majority of wineries on Korcula Island are family owned and have been passed down through the generations, some for as long as 300 years. Many are open for public wine tasting or you can visit as part of a wine tasting tour.

 

Lumbarda

There are 7 official Grk wine producers in Lumbarda. 4 of the winemakers have wineries where you can sample and buy wine, and 3 have restaurants where you can try their house and premium wines by the glass or bottle.

 

The wineries are Bire, Popic-Cebalo, Branimir-Cebalo and Bartul-Cebalo.

The restaurants are Zure, Lovric and Feral.

 

You can see full contact details for each of the winemakers on the informative Grk website.  

 

Smokvica

There are a number of small producers in Smokvica. Some of the best include Toreta, which also houses an interesting museum and Kunjas.

 

You can see full contact details for each of the winemakers on the informative Smokvica Tourist Board website.  

 

There is also a "Posip Walk" in Smokvica, which passes by a statute to commerate the discovery of the grape in the area.

 

Cara

There are 4 winemakers from Cara, most notably Krajancic.

 

Krajancic winery is located on the road to Zavalatica and can be contacted on +385 20 832 100 or +385 98 178 2654

 

Blato

The largest wine producer in Blato is called "Blato 1902", which also is an olive oil producer. There is a small shop in Korcula Town which sells their house wine (straight from the tank) and bottled wine, as well as domestic olive oil.

2017 Wine Events on Korcula

Wine Tasting Tours on Korcula Island

Harvest

Harvest typically takes place mid-late August into September. The time of harvest depends upon when the grapes are ripe measured by the levels of sugar, acid and tannin. Weather also plays a part - grapes need lots of sun, but not too much rain.

 

Grapes are always hand picked by the extended family of the winery, local friends or even visitors to the island.

 

Let us know if you would like to be part of an Korcula Island harvest!

Grape harvest in Lumbarda on Korcula Island

There are several wine events taking place on Korcula throughout the summer so be sure to try and make it to one during your visit to Korcula.

 

Grk Wine Festivals in Lumbarda

Pay one price for your own "Grk" glass and then you're free to taste both the red and white wines from each winemaker.

DATE: TBC, usually on three Sundays in late July/August starting at 20:00

LOCATION: Town square in the centre of Lumbarda

 

Black Island-White Wine

A wonderful evening which showcases the island's very best wines.

DATE: TBC usually on a Sunday in mid-July starting at 20:00

LOCATION: Sv Justine square in Korcula Town

 

Posip nights in Smokvica/Cara

For a week, the wineries in the centre of the village open their doors for you to come and taste their wines.

DATE: TBC usually 1 week in late July starting at 20:00

LOCATION: The villages of Cara and Smokvica

A great opportunity to meet other travellers and learn more about the local wines and the people who make them - why not join us on one of wine tasting tours.

Various Wine Tasting (6) Cycling & Wine (3) Combined Trip (7)

Walking & Wine Tasting

Cycling & Wine Tasting

Peljesac Wine Tasting

Island Tour (5)

Driven Wine Tasting Tour

Various Boat (2)

Boat Tour & Wine Tasting

With over 40,000 winemakers in Croatia, Korcula has its fair share. The island is best known for its white wines, but you'll find delicious reds as well.

Picturesque vineyards in Lumbarda

Toreta winery in Smokvica, Korcula Island Cebalo winery in Lumbarda, Korcula Island

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Toreta winery in Smokvica

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