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Adlum John

The American surveyor John Adlum (1759-1836) discovered the historical variety he named in 1820 Catawba in a garden of a Scholl family in the US state Maryland, The vine had gone there a few years earlier North Carolina arrives. Adlum planted them on his winery "The Vineyard" near the town of Georgestown near Cincinnati in the state Ohio to 200 acres. In 1823, he sent a wine made from it to the then 80-year-old former US President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). This was very commendable. The lawyer and US wine pioneer Nicholas Longworth (1783-1863) then received Catawba cuttings from John Adlum in 1825, cultivated them extensively on his lands near Cincinnati on the Ohio River and made one from them sparkling wine,

Portrait of John Adlum - Catawba grape

Right: Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants
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