Lumbarda, a village in Korčula, is a place with best sandy beaches in Dalmatia and is popular holiday destinations for families. What makes Lumbarda particularly interesting is the long and rich wine-growing tradition brought by the Greeks. Unlike other parts of Dalmatia, known for its red wines, the island of Korčula is known for white wines. Lumbarda is famous for Grk wine, a high-quality white wine which succeeds in this area because of the unique location of vineyards, situated in fertile sandy fields at the eastern tip of the island is taking advantage of plenty of sunshine all year round. Anyone who visits Korčula has to try famous autochthonous white wine – Grk!
In a small town of Vela Luka, there is a shipyard still unknown to some Croats so we could say Korčula is an island of wines, olives, and shipbuilding. Of course, we have to mention Moreška – a traditional sword dance from the town of Korčula. The sword dance is the recognisable feature of the island’s history and because of the great interest, it is performed at least once a week. Make the most of your holiday in Korčula and see it for yourself!
In the early 20th century the main reason of the large emigration was the wine disease – the Peronospora, which destroyed the plantations from which the inhabitants lived. Part of the population went to New Zealand in search of a better life so they used their knowledge and continued to engage in the wine industry. Nobilo New Zealand Wines combine over 300 years of family winemaking tradition with innovative approaches to winemaking and viticulture. Award-winning New Zealand wines showcase winemaking at its finest!
Visit the island of living tradition with its divine landscape, numerous forests, beautiful beaches, and excellent wines!