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Englerth Sebastian

Englerth Sebastian The German winery owner, innkeeper and wine merchant Sebastian Englerth (1804-1880) from Randersacker in Franconia is considered a major wine growing pioneer. After training in viticulture in the family business, he attended further education courses and continued to educate himself as an autodidact. In 1863 he put his own nursery selected and / or increased Silvaner, Riesling and Traminer as well as table grape varieties. He dealt intensively with the phenology the vine. He summarized his observations in four volumes, of which three have survived. His extensive range of grapes included 140 grape varieties. In 1864 Englerth created the new breed Bukettrebe, In 1873 he received at the World Fair in Wien for his ampelography Work the Progress Medal. A year later, he was reporting on the phylloxera in francs. In 1879 he completed the creation of the first Franconian viticulture cadastre. Only a third of the then 13,000 hectares of Franconian vineyards was considered by him viticulture worthy felt.

Englerth has held numerous positions, for example, as a steward of the hackers and wine merchants in the German society for farmers and foresters, fruit and wine producers. He sat down passionately for the genuine Wine and against the Art wine production and especially Dr. Heinrich Gall (1791-1863) propagated Nasszuckerung on. In 1874 he co-founded the German Winegrowing Association in Trier and in 1875 initiated the founding of the Franconian Winegrowing Association. He was the initiator of a Weinbauversuchsanstalt and encouraged the founding of cellar cooperatives. Publications are German viticulture and wine trade, whose possible competition with the French, and the chemical wine improvement (1848), Dr. med. Galls wine refinement (1855) and The German viticulture and wine trade from the rain to the eaves (1879).

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