The white grape variety originates from Austria. There are about 80 synonyms that testify to the vine's age and once wide distribution in Central Europe. The most important, grouped alphabetically by country, are Valtelin Blanc, Valteliner, Valteliner Blanc, Valteliner Vert, Veltliner Verde (France); Cima Bianca (Italy); Gruner Veltliner (New Zealand); Dreimänner, Falkensteiner, Feldlinger, Grauer Veltliner, Grüne Manhardsrebe, Grüner, Grüner Muskateller, Grüner Weißgipfler, GrüVe, GV, Manhardsrebe, Manhardtraube, Manhartsrebe, Mauhardsrebe, Mouhardrebe, Veltliner, Weißer, Weißer Raifler, Weißer Reifler, Weißgipfler = second main name (Austria); Bielospicak, Veltlínské Zelené(Slovakia); Zeleni Veltlinec (Slovenia); Veltliner (South Tyrol); Tarant Bily, Veltlínské Zelené(Czech Republic); Fehérhegyue, Zoeld Veltelini, Zoeld Velteliny (Hungary).
Genetic characteristics indicate that the leading variety Roter Veltliner is a grandparent. DNA analyses carried out in 1998 by the biologist Dr. Ferdinand Regner identified Traminer as the parent. In 2000, a very old vine was discovered in the Burgenland municipality of St. Georgen. The hitherto unknown variety was named St. Georgen and, according to DNA analyses carried out by Regner in 2007, is the second parent. Whether it is the father or mother variety,...
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