Tradition of viticulture and winemaking on the island of Korčula dates back to ancient Greeks (4th century BC). The island of Korčula is renowned for its autochthonous grape varieties and high quality white wines. The variety grk is cultivated in Lumbarda, on the east part of the island, while the varieties of pošip and rukatac are cultivated in the vineyards of Čara and Smokvica. Plavac mali is the most widely planted red wine variety. Try some of the local wines in autochthonous wineries!
Fertile fields, mild climate and the abundance of seafood are perfect for imaginative dishes from fresh ingredients close at hand. Enjoy the sunsets with a glass of high quality wine made from autochthonous wine variety pošip or grk rukatac which are perfectly paired with traditional meat or fish dishes.
Try prošek, a dessert wine traditionally produced from dried grapes of autochthonous varieties on the mainland and the islands of Dalmatia as well as fragrant brandies (rakija) made from herbs, carob and rose.
Make sure you indulge your sweet tooth with Korčula-style desserts such as klašuni, cukarini, rozata, bruštulane mindele, arancini, sirnice, lumblije and lojenice.
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