Occupying a detached stone building out on the sea-facing terrace of the Hotel Indijan, Korta offers some of the most refined dining on Pelješac, with fillets of fish and oysters from Ston served in a smart dining room – or on an outdoor patio shaded by a trio of palms.
Beside Pelješac's main road, at the heart of local wine scene, just after Potomje towards Orebić, is Wine Bar and Shop Peninsula. Over 60 wines from Pelješac and Korčula, hard to find elsewhere, makes the effort to get there worthwhile. Aside from famed Plavac reds and Pošip whites from little boutique wineries and available by the glass, you can pre-order some great fish or meat, prepared on an open fire behind the bar. Friendly service and reasonable prices.
Founded by entrepreneur Ernest Tolj, the Saints Hills winery produces highly individual wines from a number of different localities, guided by an enterprising oenological team led by French specialist Michel Rolland. Saints Hills’ wonderful Dingač is aged in barrels for 18-24 months. Saints Hills’ Sveti Roko, a plavac made with grapes from vineyards at Komarna, just opposite Pelješac on the Dalmatian mainland, came fifth in Time Out’s ‘Battle of the Bottle’ annual wine-tasting weekend in 2013. They also make St Heels, a rosé made from the local Plavac mali; and the white Nevina, a blend of Malvazija and Chardonnay that originates from Saints Hills’ vineyards at Radovani in Istria. Saints Hills’ brand-new wine cellar and tasting centre stands on the edge of an ancient-looking hill village in the heart of the Pelješac peninsula. Concrete and wooden barrels fill several halls at the bottom of the bulding; while the tasting rooms and restaurant on the top floor offer wonderful views of the Pelješac countryside. Visitors can choose between a standard tour of the cellars followed by a glass of wine; a tour followed by a tasting session accompanied by tapas-style nibbles; or a 5-course dinner in the winery’s restaurant, each course accompanied by an appropriate wine.
One of the first of the Pelješac winemakers to carve out an international reputation, Frano Miloš started straight after the collapse of communism by buying up land from the state wineries, going on to develop his delicious ‘Stagnum’ range of wines. These are mostly dry reds made from the local Plavac mali grape, although Miloš also produces a refreshing rosé. Miloš’s sunlit tasting room, built into a rocky mountainside, is the perfect place to spend a laid-back afternoon.