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The white grape variety originates from Austria. Synonyms grouped by country are Brubler, Burgrebe, Grüne Burgundertraube, Neuburger Alb, Weißer Neuburger (Germany, Austria); Neuburger Bianco (Italy); Neuburger Bijeli (Croatia); Neuburské (Slovakia, Czech Republic); Fehér Neuburger, Fehér Neuburgi (Hungary). According to a story, in 1870 some vine parts were washed up on the banks of the Danube near the village of Oberarnsdorf in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. The winegrowers Kristoff Ferstl (1808-1888), an ancestor of the owner family of the Mantlerhof winery, and Franz Marchendl planted the vine in Arnsdorf and pressed wine from it for the first time in 1872. It then made its way to Spitz on the Danube, where it was abandoned at the Hinterhaus ruin (popularly known as the "castle"). This gave rise to the name Neuburger.

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