Sinefinis originates in a strip of land where the Collio of Friuli-Venezia Giulia meets the Brda in the west of Slovenia. Over the centuries these rich and beautiful hills were ruled by feudal lords, the Patriarchs of Aquileia, the Counts of Gorizia and by monarchies from the Habsburgs to Napoleon and the Kingdom of Italy. Following the Treaty of Paris of 1947, the area was divided by a state border, one part going to the former Yugoslavia and the other to Italy. This separation, which caused immense harm, dividing families and vineyard properties, resulted in the establishment of two distinct viticultural zones, Brda and Collio. In recent decades, thanks to greater international understanding and the harmonisation of wine legislation by the European Union (both regions are now categorised as “C2” zones), local wineries are now able to produce wines from grapes sourced from both sides of the border.