History to drink
Räuschling is considered one of the oldest grape cultivars in the world. While it is only certain that it was already cultivated in Roman times, it can be assumed the variety developed from wild vines already present in Switzerland.
Its first written mention was in 1614, in the Weingartenordnung (vineyard regulation) by Philipp Ernst, Count of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein.
Räuschling currently grows on 20 hectares in Switzerland, 12 of which are in the area around Lake Zurich, its ideal climatic environment.
Like most vines, the longstanding Räuschling has many synonyms. But no other variety, has such original and diverse examples. Here are some of them: brauner Nürnberger, Buchelin, Divishna-vizhna, Dretsch, Drötsch, Dünnelbling, Erjava Tizhna, Frankentraube, Gros fendant, Grünspat, Guay Jaune, Heinzler, Klaffer, Klöpfer, Luttenberger, Luttenbergerstock, Luttenbershna, Lyonnaise Blanche, Melon Blanc, Offenburger, Padebecker, Pfäffling, Pfaffentraube, Rüssling, Silberweiss, Thunerrebe, Weisser Kläpfer, Zürirebe, Züriwiss ... and that is only a small selection!