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The gifted wine
from the
gifted island.

OUR STORY

Black Island Winery opened its doors in 2018 at the site of the once famous Agricultural Cooperative Jedinstvo and that is where the very first pošip was created. The former cooperative winery has been turned into an unavoidable wine destination and a new stage in the production of indigenous pošip grape has begun, with the aim of returning to the world's top wines list.

The inspiration for the winery's name comes from the ancient Greek name Korkyra Melaina or Latin Corcyra Nigra, which would translate as Black Korčula. The island of Korčula owes its name to the lush Mediterranean vegetation, and apart from its natural beauty and cultural heritage, Korčula is also known for its long standing tradition of growing vines and making high-quality wines.

SMOKVICA VINEYARDS

Our vineyards are located on the outskirts of Smokvica, the birthplace of Pošip. Local people have planted indigenous grape varieties on terraced fields carved out of rocky hillsides, fed by the water from the streams. Today’s winemakers do most of their work by hand, just like their ancestors.

The rich, reddish-brown soil of Smokvica, together with the fresh water ponds and sunny climate — we enjoy more than 2,800 hours of sunshine a year — make this the perfect place for growing wine.

Pošip

A grape variety unique to Korčula.

In 1880, a Smokvica farmer named Marin Tomašić nicknamed Caparin spotted a wild grapevine growing in the forest. He was immediately drawn to its fruity aroma and exquisite intense flavor, and decided to plant the grapes in his own vineyard.

Aware that he had stumbled across an exceptional gift of nature, Tomašić generously shared the secret with his friends and neighbors. In 1967, Pošip became the first white wine variety in Croatia with a protected geographic label. The only true Pošip is a Pošip from Korčula. The home of Korčula pošip is Black Island Winery.

OUR WINE

Every drop of our wine will reward you with the most unusual experience that can only be felt when local people have the opportunity to offer the world their own secrets. At Black Island Winery, we create authentic wine and our wish is to make people feel awarded while sipping it. You are welcome to join us in the celebration of the Korčula`s bountiful nature.

Here`s to the gifted island and its nature. Cheers!

Merga Victa Pošip

Grape variety: Pošip

Alcohol: 13,5% vol.

Awards:
vintage 2018 – IWC silver, Decanter bronze
vintage 2019 - Decanter silver

Merga Victa Pošip is a golden yellow wine, crystal clear and dense. Its bouquet is dominated by aromas of fresh citrus, stone fruit, yellow flowers and Mediterranean herbs. It is dry, medium-bodied, of fine freshness, with pronounced minerality, moderate alcohol content, and with a very good and pleasant finish.
The grapes for this wine come from older vineyards with traditionally best locations for pošip cultivation. All of the actions during cultivation in the vineyard were done manually.
The grapes were crushed and macerated for several hours and then pressed with minimal pressure. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, under strict temperature control.
Once the fermentation was done the wine was aged on a fine lees for additional two months.
Best served at 12⁰ C.

Merga Victa Pošip

Dalmatian Dog Pošip

Grape variety: Pošip

Alcohol: 12,5% vol.

Awards:
vintage 2019 - Decanter bronze, IWC bronze

Dalmatian Dog Pošip is a golden yellow wine of stronger intensity, crystal clear and quite dense. The bouquet is of medium intensity with the aromas od ripe lemon, peach, fig and Mediterranean herbs. The wine is dry, medium-bodied, with ripe fruit aroma, slightly oily in texture and with a good and fine finish.
Harvest was done at the end of August, by hand and selectively in the early morning hours to preserve the grapes' freshness and aroma.
The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks under strict temperature control and further aged on a fine lees.
Best served at 12⁰ C.

Dalmatian Dog Pošip

Visit us

The best way to experience the rich history of Pošip is to visit our Merga Victa winery in Smokvica. We invite you to immerse yourself in a unique island lifestyle and explore the unparalleled taste of Pošip coupled with other finest local specialties.

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LOCATION: Smokvica, island of Korčula

Excursion through the vineyards of Pošip, tasting and presentation of 5 wines autochthonous varieties + snack

The presentation consists of the presentation of each individual variety, the history of wineries and winemaking on the island of Korcula, introduction to the production processes during the creation of each individual wine. Tastings take place in a modern wine tasting room located within the winery.
Transportation from Korčula or Vela Luka is also included Availability: 08-20h Duration: 4h Price: 850kn

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LOCATION: Smokvica, island of Korčula

Tasting and presentation of 5 wines of indigenous varieties + snack

The presentation consists of a presentation of each variety, the history of wineries and winemaking on the island of Korčula, introduction to the production processes during the creation of each individual wine. Tastings take place in a modern wine tasting room located within the winery. Availability: 08-20h Duration: 1h Price: 200kn

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Location: Šibenik - Jadrtovac

Tasting of 3 wines in the tasting room of Testament winery + paired local snacks*

Wines for tasting: Pošip or Debit, Opolo, Babić
*Local snacks: local prosciutto (near Šibenik) + mature cheese (near Šibenik or the island of Pag) + handmade crackers (Spelt flour, olive oil, Dalmatian spices) + spread cheese and / or avocado and / or young beans (depending on the season) + focaccia with dried tomatoes (Spelt flour, olive oil) and / or bread We can also offer exclusive, pre-arranged tours that can include brunch, lunch, veggie meal and the like in addition to wine. Tastings are always led by professional staff. Availability: 08-20h Duration: 90min Price: 220kn

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buy our wine

Merga Victa wine is always available at our winery, and also served and enjoyed in over one hundred wine bars and restaurants in Croatia.
For delivery in Croatia, you can order wines here dalmatiandog.eu.
For delivery abroad, wines can be ordered here thewineandmore.com

Our partners abroad:
Canada - Croatia Unpacked
Germany - Delicije UG
Netherlands - The Taste of Croatia
Switzerland - Mirakul Weine
Serbia - ADS wine
United Kingdom - Orbit Wines, Croatian Fine Wines Limited, The Wine Arcade
Czechia - Vicom s.r.o.
Italy - Vinum Vini
USA - Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Novovino Wine

CONTACT

Igor Radovanović
Manager
+385 98 948 0419
igor@blackislandwinery.com

Nikola Mirošević
Enologist
+385 99 3112 859
nikola@blackislandwinery.com

Marina Salečić
Tasting Room Manager
+385 95 797 0085
marina@blackislandwinery.com

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The final recipient of a financial instrument co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program "Competitiveness and Cohesion".

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