An old German variety from the Landau region (Rhineland-Palatinate) where it was first recorded in 1546, Räuschling was once widespread in Württemberg, Alsace and the north of Switzerland. Its name may derive from the verb rauschen, in reference to the sound of the wind passing through its dense foliage. Paternity testing has determined that Räuschling is a natural cross between Gouais and Savagnin, both of which were very common in Europe in the Middle Ages.
Today Räuschling has almost disappeared from its region of origin and is practically only found in German-speaking Switzerland (Zürich, Saint-Gall and Schwyz). Its wine is light, with good acidity, no doubt inherited from its ancestors, offering delicate citrus notes.