Even the ancient Romans used to refresh themselves with the wines from this region before they would start their conquests across the world. The most beautiful songs about grapes and wine were composed here, the drink of the gods, as the ancient stories say. Native species of grapes, like “Prokupac”, “Vranac”, Plovdina” are grown here, but “Burgundy”, “Italian Riesling”, “Smederevka” are also common. The local winemakers have also invented a very special fruit wine from cherries. Wineries, whose number has been increasing in southeast Serbia, are small museums with barrels of best wine and antique machines for its preservation and cooling.