ENO-CULTURAL ISLAND TOUR
Korčula In a Bottle
Do you remember the first wine that won you over? Well, forget it!
Korčula Island is home to a unique great wine you’ve probably never heard of. Don’t worry, that’s fine by us. The name of our iconic white wine… prick up your ears, please – is Pošip. Anyway, after this tour, the taste of Pošip wine will be engraved on your lips. And this wine tour will give you undeniable evidence that the Pošip grape is one of the world’s best grape varieties. Honestly, it’s the cream of the crop!
1.650,00 HRK (220 €) base price + 600,00 HRK (80 €) per person
Meeting Point: in front of the main entrance to the Korčula Tourist Board Office
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian
Included: private transportation, guiding services, two great wine tastings + snack
Get ready for an authentic experience
If you are searching for an authentic wine experience on Korčula Island, you need look no further than this tour. And no matter whether you are a true wine lover, or not, this tour will show you Korčula Island in its true colours.
Great wine is made in the vineyard
Firstly, we’ll set off into the island’s thickly forested interior, and then towards the wine-growing villages of Čara and Smokvica. Soon after the road starts to swoop down into a valley you’ll see the glorious vineyards of Pošip. Until just recently, this grape variety was grown nowhere else in the world, except here, in this flat landscape, a stone’s throw away from the indented southern coast of the island. Back in 1967, Pošip wine was the first white wine in Croatia with a denomination of origin. In other words, this part of the island is the cradle of Pošip, and also a place where nature performs its magic on the Pošip grape to create the best results.
An eclectic mix of old and new styles in the Pošip wineries
It is said that it takes a generation of winemaking to learn how best to make wine from a specific location. Here we are, in the birthplace of Pošip, and now we will meet local winemakers and ask them their secrets of the winemaking process. It goes without saying that we’ll taste their different great wines, and learn about the history of Pošip wine.
Wine is an art
Pošip wines are dry with a delicate balance between fruitiness and freshness. They are not only supremely elegant in all aspects, but they bring so much more to the table. Mamma mia, and when it comes to their tantalising taste…
On this tour you’ll get a revealing insight into life on the island, its people and its wines. You’ll learn about the strict rules we made to protect our vineyards, and you’ll find out why we treat our vineyards as if they were our wives. Finally, we’ll explain the major economic and social changes which phylloxera caused at the beginning of the twentieth century.