The leading grape variety for production of white wines in Macedonia is Smederevka. It’s supposed to originate from Serbia, nevertheless, its origin is not precisely confirmed. This variety is one of the oldest in the Balkans, and it is mostly situated in the areas with grapevine plantations for white wine varieties in almost all wine districts in Macedonia.
Smederevka ripens in the beginning of October and it usually gives a high yield. Since it is sensitive to low temperatures, mostly it is grown in the warmer wine growing regions in Macedonia on fertile, healthy and deep soils. The grapes are big with oval shape and thin, translucent, and hard skin with greenish-yellow color.