The red variety comes from Austria, Synonyms are Blauer Kracher, Blauer Kräutler, Melbertraube, Schilcher, Schilcher grape, Schlehenblauer and Wildbacher. About the origin There are different versions. After a little believable hypothesis should already Celts 400 BC In the area of today Styria have pressed a wine from the wild vine. In the 19th century, some ampelographers were suspected of being directly from Wild vines was domesticated. The Ampelograph Franz Xaver Debris (1800-1858) again in 1841 the bird grape as an ancestor. According to 2009 were made DNA analysis comes from a (natural) cross between Heunisch ( Gouais blanc ) and a wild vine.