Welschriesling - a fascinating grape variety with character and tradition
Welschriesling, a name that poses a mystery at first glance. But behind this grape variety lies a long history and a unique character that today attracts great attention in the natural wine scene and is particularly popular in Burgenland and in Eastern European wine regions. More and more winemakers are experimenting with the grape variety and discovering new potential, which has made it a shooting star on the natural wine scene.
Originating from the eastern Mediterranean, Welschriesling found its way to various parts of Europe, including Austria, where it is playing an increasingly important role. Contrary to what its name suggests, however, Welschriesling has nothing to do with Italy, but derives from the old term "Welsch", which was generally used in the Middle Ages to mean "foreign" or "non-German".