The German viticulture specialist Professor Adolph Blankenhorn (1843-1906) came from a respected estate owner family in Müllheim (Markgräflerland, Baden). He studied natural sciences at the Technical University in Karlsruhe and at the University of Heidelberg
, After a practice on the family-owned wineries, he was in 1867. Leonhard Roesler
(1839-1910) at the technical college in Karlsruhe. In 1868 he set up an oenological institute in Karlsruhe from his own resources. Here he led experiments on the biology of phylloxera
and their direct and indirect control with resistant American vines
by. Together with Roesler he published the scientific journal "Annalen der Oenologie". In it many problems of viticulture and the cellar economy were treated.
In 1874 he initiated the founding of the Deutscher Weinbauverein, the later DWV
(German Viticulture Association) and was the first president until 1893. The origin of the State Viticultural Institute in Freiburg
(Baden-Württemberg) is located in a vineyard founded by the Blankenhorn family in 1842 on Blankenhornsberg in Ihringen am Kaiserstuhl. There led Adolph Blankenhorn in named after him Doctor garden
extensive experiments. He was also very socially active. In 1886, for example, he carried out a survey with his "civil servants and servants" in order to find out about their needs and problems and, if necessary, to initiate appropriate preventive measures. The family winery Blankenhorn
was sold in 2014; look there.