The Italian viticulture specialist and university professor Giovanni Dalmasso (1886-1976) was the first director of the viticulture institute "Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura" in Conegliano (Veneto). He wrote a report on the state of Italian viticulture with a commission named after him. Dalmasso was extensively publicist. Together with A. Marescalchi he created the three-volume work "La storia della vite del vino" with a description of the names and origins of the Italian grape varieties, which appeared in 1937. Furthermore, he was the author of the books "The wines of Italy and Ticino" (new edition 1990) and "Viticoltura Modernism" (Practical viticulture, 1957).
He was also new as a breeder Blackboard- and wine grapes active. Most of him created new varieties are designated by his name and subsequent number, for example Dalmasso 14-4 and Dalmasso 14-15 (both Grignolino x Sangiovese Grosso), as well as Dalmasso 12-40, Others are Alba Rossa. Bric. Bussanello. Conegliano. Cornarea. Cove. Emilia. Franca. Fubiano. Giovanna. Liana. Nebbiera. Passau. San Martino (1), San Michele. Sirio. soperga. Teresita. Valentino Nero. Vega and viola,