Grape-growing and winemaking has long been the economic mainstay of generations of families in Istria. Traditionally passed down from father to son, vineyards were cultivated and worked by hand, often with little or no mechanisation, well into the mid-twentieth century. Established in 1850, the Franc Arman Vineyards and Winery, headed today by Franc and Oliver Arman, continues the family tradition, while taking the art and science of winemaking to new levels. The vineyards are set on 8 hectares on the rolling hills of western Istria. The grapes are the raw material for the wine production and the base for the creation of specific wine sorts. The excellence and innovation in the production process of their award-winning, distinctive wines is brought to fruition in the family’s new state-of-the-art wine cellar.