Classic Image of Furmint Grapes Furmint - White Wine Grape Furmint, mostly Hungary but... The name Furmint derives from”froment”, a French word for wheat, given the wheat-gold color of its wine. Furmint most likely originated in Hungary, or perhaps Italy or Serbia. It spread to southern France in the early Nineteenth Century. Furmint is grown principally in Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe.