You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. <br><strong>For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.</strong>

Log in Become a Member


Synonym (also Sylvanertraube) for the grape variety Silvaner; see there.

The white grape variety originates from Austria. Over a hundred synonyms attest to its great age. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Augustiner Weiß, Bötzinger, Fliegentraube, Franken, Frankenriesling, Frankentraube, Grünedel, Grüner Silvaner, Österreicher, Österreichisch, Roter Silvaner, Schönfeilner,(Germany); Feuille Ronde, Gamay Blanc, Gros Riesling, Picardon Blanc, Silvain Vert (France); Sylvaner Verde (Italy); Sonoma Riesling (California); Silvanac Zeleni, Silvanai Zeleni (Croatia); Salfin; Salfin Belyi, Salfine Bely (Moldova); Grüner, Grüner Zierfandler, Pepitraube, Pepltraube, Sylvaner, Zierfandler (Austria); Gros Plant du Rhin, Gros Rhin, Johannisberg (Switzerland); Sylvánské Zelené(Slovakia); Zeleni Silvanec (Slovenia); Cynifadl Zeleny, Cynifal, Cynifal Zeleny, Sylvánské Zelené(Czech Republic); Bálint, Beregi Szilvani, Zöld Szilváni (Hungary). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the varieties Elbling (Weißer Silvaner), Österreichisch-Weiß or Sauvignon Blanc (Muskat-Silvaner).

Silvaner - Grüner Silvaner, Weintraube und Blatt

The name has often been associated with the Latin "Silva" (meaning "woodland") or "saevum" (wild) and an origin from wild vines has been deduced. However, according to DNA analyses carried out by Dr. Ferdinand Regner as early as 1998, it is probably a natural cross between Traminer (Savagnin...

Voices of our members

Andreas Essl

The glossary is a monumental achievement and one of the most important contributions to wine knowledge. Of all the encyclopaedias I use on the subject of wine, it is by far the most important. That was the case ten years ago and it hasn't changed since.

Andreas Essl
Autor, Modena

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,076 Keywords · 46,829 Synonyms · 5,324 Translations · 31,411 Pronunciations · 186,849 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon