Many Istrians conceive wine as unexplicable unearthly sacred potion, a necessity and passion, the culture of living, as nourishment and liquor, prayer and a curse. Istrians have been historically devoted to the grapevine. A proverbial saying confirms it,
Wine comes from grapevine and milk from a goat. Wheat is life, while wine is myth and as our elders would say: The bread is for the flesh and wine is for the soul.