Often used name for many different white and red grape varieties. The spellings Wällischer, Welsche, Welschel, Welscher or similar are common. The term "welsch" originally meant for Celtic, later for Romance, Italian or French, or generally for foreign or foreign. In colloquial vernacular, the term also has the meaning of "false" or "spurious". Wälscher is a name component of many varieties often of Italian origin such as for example Red Urban and Schiava Gentile (Süßwälscher) Chasselas (Wälscher) Elbling (Welschel) Laska (Blue Wälscher), Orleans (White tiller), Räuschling (White tiller), Schiava Grossa (Schwarzer Wälscher) and Riesling ("Wrong or strange Riesling", since not related to Riesling ).