Korcula is well known as a wine-producing island, famous for its homemade wines, so a visit to the Island is not complete without tasting the local red and/or white wines and perhaps sampling a traditional snack. There is a variety of wine tours on Korcula Island which you can join to taste some of the local wines.
The wine-tasting tours offered on the island include visits to local wineries in the villages of Lumbarda, Cara and Smokvica where white wines Grk and Posip are traditionally produced for centuries. You can also choose to join wine-tasting tours of villages on Peljesac where the red wines Plavac and Dingac are produced.
If you join any of Korcula wine tasting tours, you will learn about the vineyards on the island and surrounding areas, taste some of the most delicious wines of the region as well as have an opportunity for scenic walks around the vineyards, olive groves, and local countryside.
Korcula island has numerous small family-run wineries and vineyards as well as wine shops (wine bars) which you can also visit independently – one of these is 800 Wine Bar in Korcula town. This is especially convenient if your time in Korcula is short but you would still like to sample the best of the island’s wine. (see other wine shops in Korcula)
Mariola Wine Bar is definitely one not to be missed:
If you are visiting Korcula just for one day, I would recommend you use a private driver (taxi) to take you to any of Lumbarda‘s or Smokvica wineries where you can try Posip or Grk white wines. This will also give you an opportunity to enjoy the views of the Korcula countryside during the drive (a 10-minute drive to Lumbarda or 20 minutes to Smokvica).
Of course, if you have a little more time to spare after tasting some of the island’s finest homegrown wines, you can stop for lunch (or dinner) at one of the island’s village restaurants (such as restaurant Konoba Mate in Pupnat) where you can sample traditional snacks or fish, meat or seasonal vegetables meals.
Here are recommended wine-tasting tours you can book in advance:
Local red wine, produced in family-owned vineyards.