The Andersons and Korta Katarina invite you to explore the culture, vineyards,
winemaking traditions, state of the art winery, wine bar and Villa at KORTA KATARINA.
Lee and Penny Anderson, both American, traveled to post-war Croatia in 2001 with the non-profit organization St. David's Relief Foundation in an effort to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Andersons assisted in the reconstruction of schools and infrastructure for the thousands of people who remained displaced by the devastating war in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. While in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Andersons traveled to neighboring Croatia and fell in love with the scenic and architectural beauty of Southern Croatia, its strong cultural heritage, fine cuisine, and - a surprising find - the wine!
The Andersons' passion for wine (they are Original Trustees of the Naples Winter Wine Festival in Naples, Florida) and their newfound passion for Croatia inspired them to establish KORTA KATARINA. They purchased the well known 'Rivijera' hotel on the Adriatic Sea in the small Southern Croatian town of Orebić, began purchasing small parcels of land in the Dingač and Postup regions of the Pelješac Peninsula and then in 2006 KK released its first vintage. Over the past 10 years the Andersons and KORTA KATARINA have completed construction on the new state of the art KK winery, tasting room and wine bar and the new boutique hotel "VILLA KATARINA"
The KORTA KATARINA estate is located in a region renowned for its culture, seaports and winemaking traditions that date back to the Roman Empire. For centuries, "kortas" were the center of family gatherings for sea captains and sailors embarking on world adventures. The KORTA KATARINA name represents the kortas/gardens of Croatia and the family name Katarina/Katharine of KK founders and owners Lee and Penny Anderson.
Educating guests about Croatian wine, cuisine, and culture has always been part of the philosophy behind Korta Katarina. The winery presents a variety of educational tours, tastings and culinary events. We would be delighted to host you for a TOUR/TASTING or EVENT at KORTA KATARINA or answer any questions about the KK Portfolio of wines. Please contact us for any additional questions.