The grape is a result of a cross between Sylvaner and Roter Veltliner. Sylvaner is a grape producing white wine and it is primarily grown in Alsace and Germany where officially it is known as Gruner Silvaner. While, Roter Veltliner is also a white wine grape that belonged to Austria. Although the name is similar to Gruener Veltliner, these grapes are not related in any possible way.
Regions Where the Grape is grown
It is usually grown in the Thermenregion, Burgenland and Wachau, both are situated in the northeastern Austria (Neiderosterreich). The popularity of Neuburger has started to fade out because the growers opt for the highly valued varieties like Riesling and Gruner Vetliner. About 1.5% of the vineyards of Austria are occupied by Neuburger, but it is categorized with Gruener Veltliner, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay in the Leithaberg DAC.
SynonymsNeuburger is famous by several nicknames and synonyms like Brugler, Brubler, Feher Neuburgi, Neuburg, Feher Neuburgi Ujvari, Feher Neuburger, Neiburger, Neuburger Alb, Neue Rebe, Nojburger, Neuburger blanc, Weisser Neuburger, Neuburgi, Neuburske, Neuburger Bijeli, Ujvari and Novogradski.