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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 an important viticulture pioneer. After completing his apprenticeship in viticulture in his parents' company, he attended further training courses and continued his education as an autodidact. In 1863 he put his own nursery and selected or propagated 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, three of which have survived. Its most extensive range of grapes included 140 varieties. In 1864 Englerth created the new breed Bukettrebe, In 1873 he received at the World Exhibition in Wien for his ampelography Work the medal of progress. A year later he was reporting on the phylloxera in francs. In 1879 he completed the creation of the first Franconian wine register. Only a third of the then 13,000 hectares of Franconian vineyards was used by him viticulture worthy felt.

Englerth held numerous functions, for example as a shop steward of the hackers and wine traders in the German society for farmers and foresters, fruit and wine producers. He was passionate about the genuine Wine and against that Art wine production and especially that of Dr. Heinrich Gall (1791-1863) Nasszuckerung on. In 1874 he was a co-founder of the German Wine Association in Trier and in 1875 initiated the founding of the Franconian Wine Association. He was the initiator of a wine-growing research institute and suggested the establishment of cellar cooperatives. Publications are German viticulture and wine trade, its possible competition with the French, and the chemical wine improvement (1848), Dr. Galls Weinveredlung (1855) and The German viticulture and wine trade from rain to eaves (1879).

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