Vitovska is a white grape vine that has always been cultivated in the province of Trieste and in neighbouring Slovenia. The origin of the name is still uncertain, but probably the name of the vine is of Slovenian origin. There are some, who claim that the origin of the name comes from the Slovene word for knight (vitez), meaning the wine of the knight, or from the word vitica (tendril).
Unlike other varieties, whose ancient or more recent origins are well known, Vitovska can be considered as an autochthonous variety. There is no trace of this variety in other regions of the Mediterranean and its history has been lost in the folds of the centuries reaching, through a long process of adaptation and selection, the current characteristics that allow to yield results in the red land of the Karst where this variety is able to withstand, bruised by the Bora wind, the cold winters and the drought of the hot season.