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Bronner Johann

The German winery owner and wine pioneer Johann Philipp Bronner (1792-1864) completed first a pharmacist training and a pharmacy degree in Würzburg (Swiss francs). In the preface to his 1830 published first book "The Improvement of Viticulture" Bronner mentions that he was able to acquire in 1826 in Wiesloch Badlands, where he operated viticulture. Here he tested different of pruning and built a model nursery with 400 different ones varieties that several hundred thousand vines included. In 1839, the area in honor of Margrave Charles III. Wilhelm (1679-1738) was christened Wilhelmshöhe, and Bronner was awarded the title of economist because of his services to viticulture. According to his motto, "Capture and use the spirit of the times," Bronner toured partly on behalf of the Baden Government many wine regions. That was in Germany today's growing areas palatinate. Moselle. Rheingau. Saxony and Wuerttemberg, as well as the countries France, the Switzerland. Austria-Hungary and Italy,

Johann Philipp Bronner - Johann Philipp Bronner School in Wiesloch (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Emphasis of his activities were ampelography (determination of grape varieties), winegraphy, wild vines, cultivation emphasis of his activities were ampelography (Determination of grape varieties), wine-making, Wild vines, Cultivation technique as well as the production of red wine and sparkling wine. Around the year 1840 he selected the very rare variety from a wild grape Orangetraube, He documented his extensive experience in many publications. From France he brought the St. Laurent and in 1840 from Austria the Blue Portuguese to Germany. By his recommendations too unmixed Vineyards (with Riesling and Pinot Noir), regulated harvesting and orderly cellar management, Bronner is considered one of the pioneers of German quality viticulture. In his honor was the new breed Bronner named. Bronner was also concerned with improving the quality of the wine. He developed a rapid press (spindle Press ), which he also marketed in the form of models. These were then rebuilt in original size and replaced the unwieldy Baumkeltern ( Torggel ). Bronner was also a passionate rose grower, a variety also bears his name.

Picture left: Original Museum Wiesloch, Public domain, Link
Right: From BeSt - Own Work, CC BY-SA 4.0 , Link

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