Black Island Winery is the new winery located in Smokvica, island of Korčula. It opened its doors in 2018. at the same location where the Agricultural Cooperative „Jedinstvo” used to be. New winery is part of the swedish company Zhoda Investments. The same company also owns Testament Winery that is located in Šibenik.
Pošip is indigenous white grape variety that was found in Smokvica, a village where the winery is located.
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 geographical origin. The only true Pošip is Pošip from Korčula, and the home of Korčula Pošip is Merga Victa. Grapes for our Pošip Merga Victa come from the vineyards located between 40 and 160 meters above sea level. They are selected from three different soil types (red soil, sand and rocky) to achieve the right balance. Everything in the vineyard is done manually. Date of the harvest is carefully selected and the grapes are handpicked. Each day of the harvest is completed early in the morning to preserve the aromas and keep the grapes fresh.
Nature gave gift to the island of Korčula with its fresh water ponds that feed the vineyards in the village of Smokvica. The native people called the very spot where the vineyards are Merga Victa, meaning the path for water in old-Dalmatic.
Our enologists Igor Radovanović and Nikola Mirošević made this wine for you to enjoy.
Every drop of our Merga Victa Pošip will reward you with the most unusual experience that can only be felt when local people have the opportunity to show the world their own secrets. This wine of an indigenous and proud origin will shine with its impressive golden color and robust character with intense fruity and flower aromas, while still managing to surprise you with balanced and elegant finish.
Merga Victa, the gifted wine from the gifted island.
Within our winery there is a tasting room where our guests can experience the rich history of Pošip, discover its outstanding taste and immerse themselves in a unique island life.
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