While one can find local wine on nearly every Croatian island, Korčula (KOR-chu-la) has a reputation for making world-class wines. The island was first colonized by seafaring Greeks in the 4th century BC who brought with them wine grapes. Fast forward twenty-four centuries and this fertile plain planted by the Greeks remains unchanged.
Although the Greeks brought the island’s first grapes, Korčula has birthed several of its own varieties. Two of these grapes have become international stars in the wine world. Grk (think “Greek” without the vowels), and Pošip (PO-ship) produce high quality dry white wines. Grk, grown in the island’s sandy soil, offers an interesting combination of melon and pear, laced with minerals and white pepper. Pošip, the other popular indigenous grape, serves up a full-bodied glass of apples, vanilla, citrus with subtle almond nuances.
Korčula & its only grown on the island
The Wine-Knows’ private yacht tour of the Croatian coastline will be visiting two different areas on Korčula. The first is Korčula town, one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic, it is home to the Dimitri Palace five star hotel. This Relais & Chateaux member property boasts a Michelin star restaurant in a drop-dead gorgeous setting along the sea. Their restaurant was awarded Croatia’s Best Restaurant in the 2022 World Culinary Awards. A few miles outside of Korčula town are the prime vineyards of Lumbarda where the group will have a private wine tasting.Vineyards are on the sea, thus the sea salt spray & rocky soil add minerality to the wines
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