The Blauer Portugieser (lit. ‘Blue Portuguese’) is an old red varietal that is primarily grown in Germany, Austria and South East Europe (e.g. in Hungary and Romania. Accordingly, this red wine is known by numerous synonyms. Blauer Portugieser is also known, for example, in Austria as Vöslauer and in Hungary as Kékoporto.
Both in Germany and Austria, Blauer Portugieser places third among the red varietals grown. The cultivation of the Blauer Portugieser is found primarily in the winegrowing regions of the Palatinate and Rhinehessen in Germany, and in the Austrian winegrowing regions Weinviertel and the Thermenregion (Lower Austria).