Welschriesling is an ancient variety of white wine grape, unrelated to the Rhine Riesling, that is grown throughout Central Europe. Welschriesling has uncertain origin. The German name "Welschriesling" literally means 'Romanic Riesling', and most of the synonyms in Central Europe are variations on 'Italian Riesling'. Welschriesling may have come to Central Europe via the Romans. The Croatian name Graševina suggests that the origin might be somewhere to the east of the Balkans.


Also Called: Riesling Italico, Olaszrizling, Laški Rizling, Graševina
Notable Regions: Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic