Grüner Veltliner Along with Riesling, Grüner Veltliner is the most popular grape in Austria. Some is also grown in its former imperial partner, Hungary, and there are also wines of distinction from the Czech Republic. Grüner Veltliner's natural acidity and high citrus fruit content means it strikes a delicious balance between aromatic and refreshing. Not too sweet, yet not too dry, it makes an elegant and exciting white. The grape is also very versatile. Capable of light quaffing wines with high yields, the grape takes on a different dimension when winemakers are more sparse. The concentration of flavour can lead to a spicy, peppery quality that's delicious with light cheeses or even some spicier dishes. Signature Style Light with good acidity, vibrant flavours of citrus, flower petal and pepper Famous Examples Jurtschisch-Sonnhof, Weingut Felsner, Lake Velences Principal regions Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal (Austria); Southern Moravia (Czech Republic); Eytek Buda (Hungary) Synonyms Grüner, Grüner Muskateler, Veltliner Blanc Did you know? As its popularity continues to skyrocket, the grape's newly-found fashionable status is represented in the abbreviation 'Gru-Vee'...!