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Bragato Romeo

The wine-growing expert Romeo Bragato (1858-1914), who comes from Dalmatia, was commissioned by the government of the Australian state of Victoria in 1895 New Zealand explore the potential for viticulture. He came to a positive result of the investigation and, along with a few others, described the areas of viticulture that are important today Hawke's Bay and Wairapara are particularly suitable. As a result, many new vineyards were created in the areas proposed by him. In 1895 he discovered the phylloxera and hit - at first in vain - the finishing with resistant documents in front. In 1902, Bragato was appointed state wine director and was one of the first to introduce vines. In Te Kauwhata, he founded a research institute with experimental vineyards and a viticulture school and published the handbook "Viticulture in New Zealand". After the management of the institute was removed from him in 1908, he emigrated to Canada a year later. Thanks to its numerous achievements, Bragato is considered a pioneer in New Zealand viticulture. In his honor, the “Romeo Bragato Wine Awards” are presented in New Zealand today.

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