Welschriesling is a white grape variety that is widely grown in Central and Eastern Europe. It is particularly well-known in Austria, where it is used to make lusciously sweet and textured Trockenbeerenauslese wines in the region of Neusiedlersee. The origin of the grape is uncertain and is the subject of much debate, with some experts believing that it is native to Croatia, where it is known as Grasevina and is one of the country's most planted varieties. It is also grown in Hungary, Northern Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, and Slovakia. The grape is relatively easy to grow and prefers dry climates and warm soils. Its neutral flavor profile makes it a good candidate for blending.