The Italian agronomist, researcher and politician Professor Luigi Manzoni (1888-1968) studied at the University of Pisa (in the Tuscany ) Agricultural Sciences. He was intensively involved in research on the morphology of the grapevine as well as with the water balance of plants. Manzoni was subsequently the director of the Weinbau-Forschungsanstalt von for many years Conegliano in the Italian region Veneto,
There he created several new varieties from the mid-1920s. The most well-known are Augusta (Incrocio Manzoni 3.25), Incrocio Manzoni 2.15 (Manzoni Nero), Manzoni Bianco (Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13), Manzoni Moscato (Incrocio Manzoni 13.0.25), and Manzoni Rosa (Incrocio Manzoni 1.50). From 1946 to 1949 he was also Mayor of Conegliano, where a street is named after him. Manzoni has published over 70 publications.