Croatia’s white wine and white beaches: a vineyard tour of Korčula

The Adriatic island of Korčula is home to a unique wine … perfect for sipping after a day visiting its scenic villages and beaches

At 10.30am, I thought it might have been a bit early for a wine tasting. But the eight people sitting in the cool stone tasting room at Bire Winery were already having a merry time of it. I had just cycled uphill from the seafront at Lumbarda, one of Korčula’s main wine villages, and had to stop myself from gulping down the proffered glass of chilled rosé. Fresh, pale and dry, it was the best I’d tasted outside of Provence.

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