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The cultivation of grapes are the production of choice, select wines is a centuries-old tradition among Croatian viticulturists both in continental Croatia, in the Primorje area (the Littoral) and Dalmatia.

Some of the best known varieties of Croatian red wines along the Adriatic coast and on the islands are: Dingač, Teran, Merlot, Cabernet, Opolo, Plavac, Postup, and the most appreciated of the white wine varieties are: Pošip, Malvasia, Pinot, Kujundžuša, Žlahtina and Muscat.

In continental parts one can enjoy Riesling, Graševina, Burgundy, Traminac and others. As far as spirits go, there is a range of various kinds of rakija (brandy). The most famous is undoubtedly the šljivovica or plum brandy, travarica (brandy with herbs), lozovača (grape brandy), while among dessert drinks there are Prošek and Maraschino.