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). Together with a commission named after him, he wrote a report on the state of Italian viticulture. Dalmasso worked extensively as a journalist. 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. He was also the author of the books "The Wines of Italy and Ticino" (new edition 1990) and "Viticoltura Moderne" (Practical Viticulture, 1957).
He was also a new breeder Blackboard- and wine grapes active. Most of him created new varieties are identified by his name and number, for example Dalmasso 14-4 and Dalmasso 14-15 (both Grignolino x Sangiovese Grosso), and Dalmasso 12-40, More 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,