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Conegliano

The in the city of Conegliano in the northern Italian region Veneto Wine-growing institution consists of a wine-growing school and a research institute. Conegliano is also the starting point of the Prosecco road that leads up to Valdobbiadene. The two institutions that were created at different times are structurally linked, but are managed separately. The "Scuola Enologica Cerletti di Conegliano" was founded in 1876 by Giovanni Battista Cerletti as the first wine-growing school in Italy. The well-known chemist and oenologist Antonio had decisive impulses for this Carpenè (1838-1902). Around 1,000 students are currently being taught in all subjects. In addition to the training rooms, there are laboratories for chemistry, physics and science. A winery was built in the 1930s. The vineyards cover around 30 hectares with one nursery, The wines and spirits produced here are also marketed. Many leading Italian producers and wineries leave theirs at the institute in Conegliano oenologists form.

Scuola Enologica Cerletti di Conegliano with bust by Antonio Carpenè

The "Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura ed Enologia" was founded in 1923. The first director was Professor Giovanni Dalmasso (1886-1974). He wrote a famous report on the state of Italian viticulture. Initially, the focus was on vine research and breeding. In this regard, the two director of the institute, Professor Luigi, were active in breeding Manzoni (1888-1968) and Professor Italo Cosmo, The area oenology was only added in 1929. From 1933 became a focus in the fight against wine adulteration (Pantschen) set. Today, the areas of responsibility include ampelography, Biology, plant protection, Vine improvement in wine press and table grapes, as well as research related to Clone Selection, Processing documents, propagation techniques and Vine diseases (Fungal diseases and insect pests). Another viticulture institute is San Michele all'Adige,

Image: Archivio Strada del Prosecco www.coneglianovaldobbiadene.it

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