With the production of top wines of the varieties Grk and Plavac Mali, Frano Milina Bire has completed the previous extremely attractive and rich tourist offer on its property based on domestic products. Grk is a Croatian autochthonous grape variety that thrives and achieves excellent results on the sandy and dry soil of Lumbarda on Korčula. Frano Milina Bire started the cultivation of the autochthonous white variety Grk and for the first time in 100 years revitalized the terraced traditional vineyards in the area. His vineyard is also the first ecological vineyard on the island.
A small place originated in the rock and sea, located on the cape of the eastern part of the island of Korcula, has always attracted with its beauty. This is still evidenced today by the petrified pages of the past, scattered in the landscape as a lasting reminder of the long coexistence of man and nature. One of them takes us back to the ancient days of the 3rd century BC, when the Greeks from the ancient island of Issa, today’s Vis, built their city on these shores. This event was permanently recorded on the famous stone inscription “Lumbard Psephism” written on a stone stela about the establishment of a colony and the division of the land of Greek settlers and the domicile Illyrian population in the area of today’s Lumbarda.