The German winegrower Professor Dr. Adolph Blankenhorn (1843-1906) came from a well-known family of wineries in Müllheim (Baden-Württemberg), where he is also honored with a monument (picture on the left). He studied natural sciences at the Technical University in Karlsruhe and at the University in Heidelberg, After practicing at the family-owned wineries, he became a member of the Dr. Leonhard Roesler (1839-1910) at the technical university in Karlsruhe. In 1868, he built from his own resources oenological Institute in Karlsruhe. Here he conducted experiments on the biology of the phylloxera and fighting them with resistant ones American vines and hybrids by. With Roesler he published the scientific journal "Annalen der Oenologie". This dealt with many problems in viticulture and cellar management. The variety he selected Taylor seedling Blankenhorn bears his name (picture on the right).
In 1874 he arranged for the foundation of the German Wine Association, later DWV (German Wine Association) and was the first president until 1893. The origin of the State Wine Institute in Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg) is located in a winery on the Blankenhornsberg in Ihringen am Kaiserstuhl founded by the Blankenhorn family in 1842. There Adolph Blankenhorn led in the name after him Doctor garden extensive tests. He was also very socially active. In 1886 he carried out a survey with his “civil servants and service providers” to find out about their needs and problems and, if necessary, to initiate appropriate measures. The family winery Blankenhorn was sold in 2014.