Grüner Veltliner is a white wine grape varietal that is native to Austria. It is also grown in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Australia and a few wineries in the United States. The flavor and aroma can range from minerally to citrus and peach to spicy. It is said to have originate during Roman times but was first documented in 1855. Since the antifreeze scandal of 1985, Grüner Veltliner has been at the forefront of the switch in Austrian winemaking towards better quality dry wines.