The republic in Southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula was formerly part of Yugoslavia and from 2003 an autonomous province of Serbia, In February 2008, she proclaimed herself independent with a parliamentary resolution. Kosovo is divided into two wine-growing areas, Juzni and Severni. Before the war, the vineyards encompassed around 10,000 hectares of vines, primarily with the red varieties Cabernet Franc. Gamay and Pinot Noir such as Riesling, On the border to Albania the well-known brand wine grows Amselfelder (Kosovsko Vino). The vineyards and many wineries are only being rebuilt after the years of confusion.