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International Varieties: Chardonnay   Gewürztraminer   Muscat   Pinot Gris   Riesling   Sauvignon Blanc

Major Varieties:   Airén    Chenin Blanc    Grüner Veltliner    Müller-Thurgau    Pinot Blanc    Sémillon    Silvaner    Trebbiano    Viognier

Regional Varieties:   Albariño    Aligoté    Amigne    Arneis    Chasselas    Colombard    Cortese    Fiano    Grechetto    Grenache Blanc    Malvasia Istriana    Marsanne    Muscadelle    Muscat of Alexandria    Ortega    Palomino    Parellada    Petite Arvine    Prosecco    Rieslaner    Roussanne    Savagnin    Scheurebe    Seyval Blanc    Tocai Friulano    Torrontés    Vermentino    Welschriesling

Welschriesling, a white wine grape, is not related to Riesling. The grape is widely planted in Europe. In Croatia, Welschriesling is called Grasevina and is the most common white wine grape. In Austria, this grape is used to make all kinds of wine, from botrytized dessert wines to dry sparklers. The province of Styria especially is a good spot for the grape. The grape is also grown in parts of the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Italy, where it is known as Riesling Italico.