The Thracians are an ethno-cultural community veiled in mystery. They settled on the Balkan Peninsula – the lands of present-day Bulgaria and parts of Greece, Serbia, Northern Macedonia and European Turkey 6000 years ago. They did not have their own script – may be due to their belief it’s not necessary to leave lasting traces, because earthly life is just a short transition to the eternal afterlife.
The Thracians created and worshiped Dionysus – the god of nature and fertility, grapes and wine, merriment and theater, ritual madness and religious ecstasy. From these ancient times wine began to be associated with human blood – a symbol that centuries later passed into the Christian religion. Wine became a symbol of the rebirth and immortality of the human soul – a fact in which the ancient Thracians unconditionally believed.
This is how life and wine became an inseparable whole, which puts a stamp on everything that the Thracians created and passed along to us.