Images from the Wine Roads of Croatia #7 – Grk


“Grk the Geek”

Grk vineyards, Lumbarda, Korčula wine-growing hills,Southern Dalmatia sub-region, Coastal Croatia.

Grk is a white wine grape native to the island of Korčula (a place it shares with Pošip and Plavac Mali) and is predominately planted a low-lying central valley of red sand between the Adriatic Sea and Lumbarda village. Currently there are approximately 40 hectares of Grk planted at Lumbarda at elevations rising to 20m above sea level.

Notice the red grapes at the end of the vine rows. The Grk vine is gynoecious, meaning it only produces female flowers and cannot self-pollinate. As a result, growers must intersperse vineyards with plantings of Plavac Mali grapes to pollinate the Grk.

Producers of Grk wines include: BATISTIĆ-FIDULIĆ; BATISTIĆ-ZURE; BARTUL CEBALO; BRANIMIR CEBALO; CEBALO-POPIĆ; MILINA-BIRE; and MILINA-LOVRIĆ.

Related links: Daily Mail UK: Croatia – On the Trail to Find Grk

Photo © 2012 Cliff Rames

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