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Wine on Korcula Island

White Wine:

POSIP Cara and Smokvica: Among the white wines of Korcula and Peljesac, the best known is Posip which is considered one of the top Croatian wines and almost always served at state and diplomatic banquets. It was proclaimed a famous wine in 1967. Posip is an exceptionally dry wine of a golden colour and a very pleasant aroma. The alcohol strength is about 14%. The vine from which this famous wine is produced is also called Posip, but the best quality Posip is obtained from the combination of 50% Posip, 40% Rukatac and 10% Bratkovina. It is made in the cellar of the in Cara and Smokvica, from grapes grown in the vineyards of Carsko and Smokvisko polje, one of the most beautiful landscapes on the island of Korcula. Alcohol content is 12.0% vol.

POSIP ST. JOHN: Top quality white dry wine, produced from the same called sort of grapes on the Korcula vine growing-hills – location Cara abundant in dry and sunny plains and slopes favourable for the cultivation of this quality wine sort. Posip is said to be the best local white sort of grapes in the south. Posip St. John contains 12,6 % vol. of alcohol.

Red Wines:

Plavac Mali is the most popular red wine on the island

Plavac Mali (above photo) is the most popular red wine, the red wine grape that is grown along the whole island.

Map of wineries on Korcula island:

This map of wineries and vineyards shows locations of wine producers in the Island that welcome visitors (click on green markers). Most of them are situated in Lumbarda, Cara and Smokvica. It also shows some wine shops and wine bars where you can try, taste and buy local wines (purple and yellow markers).

Croatian traditional food and wine


Articles and info about wine on Korcula Island:

Wine Festivals:

Posip Wine Festival 2012

Posip Wine Festival poster

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Small photo gallery of Korcula wine labels: