Two thousand five hundred years ago the Greeks named Korčula Korkyra Melaina (Black Korkyra) for its dense Mediterranean vegetation, and the Romans called it Corcyra Nigra. In addition to its natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage, it has been famous for its millennia-old tradition of winemaking. Unlike the rest of Dalmatia, which is known mostly for its red wine varieties, the Island of Korčula is renowned above all for the quality of its white wine made from its native grapevine varieties. In the central region of the Island, Pošip and Rukatac varieties are cultivated, while in Lumbarda, on the eastern side of the island, there are vineyards of Grk. Among the red wine varieties, the most popular one is Plavac Mali. The wine of Korčula is celebrated for its excellent properties, for its complexity, the accentuated varietal aroma and for the high alcohol content b it reflects the Mediterranean sunshine, scents and tastes. It is distinguished for its exceptionally low acidity - unusual among southern wine varieties - and this is why it is such a pleasure to drink it.