I particular like Freemantle’s observation that the Croatians could handle their drink, unlike his British drunken sailors!Image: Korcula 4 - Forteca 5) Grk There are a number of localised grape varieties in Croatia but one of the finest and most renowned is the Grk variety, cultivated not only on Korcula Island but only in the picturesque village of Lumbarda.It’s safe to say that most of these are drunk within the year!You can visit the wineries independently or can join a wine tasting tour of the area.Plavac Mali provides the male flowering parts for pollination.
Dating from 3rd or 4th century BC this inscription carved into a stone pillar, provided details about a Greek colony living in Lumbarda who originated from the island of Issa, today’s Vis Island.
TCN continues its 25 Things to Know about Croatia on March 8, 2016, with a look at one of the true gems of Dalmatia - the island of Korcula.
We are delighted to welcome local expat experts John and Rachael, owners of the highly recommended Korcula Explorer, for their inside take on the island which has become their adopted home since 2010.
This delicious white wine is a fine example of regional wines and receives plaudits from within Croatia itself and from those who travel from far and wide to try it.
What makes Grk an extra special & fascinating wine, is not only it’s unique taste and distinctive fragrance (dry with a slightly sour taste and mildly bitter at the finish), but that the vines have only female flowering parts, so it will not produce a grape crop if planted alone.