The Spanish agronomist and writer Gabriel Alonso de Herrera (1470-1539) was best known for his work "Obra de Agricultura" published in 1513 (Agricultural work). It was created under the patronage of Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436-1517). The work also contains information about native ones varieties such as alarije. Albillo. Garnacha. Lairén. Listán Prieto. Planta Nova. Síria and Tempranillo, Other topics include veterinary medicine, meteorology and studies on the influence of food on the health, It was used as a reference book until the beginning of the 20th century.